Ballard McDonald’s plans to rebuild restaurant

McDonald’s has filed plans to rebuild its 36-year-old facility on Market St. from the ground up.

If the project is approved, the new McDonald’s will be slightly smaller, still feature a play place and will provide two drive-thru lanes instead of one — which will reduce those occasionally long drive-thru lines. The new facility will offer 41 parking spots instead of 49.

The details appeared in a land use filing (.pdf)

Motivated to bring back more customers, McDonald’s has been offering big incentives for franchises to upgrade and modernize, according to a WSJ story last year. Potential upgrades go beyond the building itself to self-order kiosks and table-locator technology, new employee uniforms, enhanced desert counters and more.

If for some reason a complete rebuild is not approved, McDonald’s plans to remodel the facility.

In either case, the work will likely close the restaurant for an extended period of time once the project is approved. No word on any timeline.


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ROBERT WYKOFF
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ROBERT WYKOFF

Only 41 parking spots. More of SDOT’s war on cars.

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

“Potential upgrades go beyond the building itself to self-order kiosks and table-locator technology, new employee uniforms, enhanced desert counters and more.”

Yes, that’s definitely what’s keeping people away.

“Hey hon, you wanna go get some terrible food at mcdonalds?”

“no thanks, i don’t care for the uniforms they wear”

Lol.

ROBERT WYKOFF
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ROBERT WYKOFF

“self-order kiosks”

Thanks Sawant!

Curtis
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Curtis

Right. Because I only take mass transit to McDonalds.

Ben Dee
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Ben Dee

It will be good to finally have some good inexpensive food options in the neighborhood. Hopefully they’ll have some sharps containers in the bathrooms and play area.

eric
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eric

will there still be junk heap trucks and RV’s to look at while i enjoy some fries?

GAM
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GAM

This will be the third building in that location for a McDonald’s. I remember when they remodeled the original (I presume) outdoor/walk-up style building into an indoor/sit-down building in the 70s. Then one day I went by and the restaurant was turned in a different direction – hard to believe that was 36 years ago!

Bjarne
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Bjarne

If the current building is 36 years old it would have been built in 82 not in the 70s.

I remember going to the old one about in 1964 or so.

Time shur do fly, yah shur ya betcha!

Ballard has really been f***ed up, eh?