McDonald’s undergoes $2M development

CUTTING THE RIBBON: Director of Finance and Development, Quent Smith with Managing Director Dave Howse. Photo supplied

Customers dropping by the Ti Rakau Drive McDonald’s restaurant may notice some new and improved renovations.

The restaurant, which first opened in November 2002, has had 20 new jobs created in the $2.1 million redevelopment and now features a new, fully enclosed two-storey playground and a party room with an interactive Sparkle table.

Head of Communications Simon Kenny said the re-image is designed to “improve the experience of our customers”.

Mr Kenny said the restaurant currently serves approximately 13,500 people a week and the redevelopment was designed with an increased capacity in mind.

“The new design has a new front counter layout and a relocated McCafe with a second coffee machine for McCafe coffee through the Drive-Thru to help manage an increase in capacity.

“There are also new digital menu boards at the front counter and in the Drive-Thru and a fully enclosed dining area with increased seating capacity.”

A launch event on Saturday featured The Ronald McDonald Fun and Magic Show and Ronald McDonald and friends who mingled with fans and guests.