McDonald’s Australia is to inject more than $130 million into opening 19 new restaurants and renovating existing stores.
The fast food giant has already opened eight new stores in NSW, Queensland, and Tasmania this year and will open 11 additional stores across the country before the end of this year.
Aside from opening new outlets, the company said it would also renovate over 80 of its existing stores, including improvements in the design, efficiency and functionality of the drive-thru, deliveries, and dining rooms to provide a better customer experience.
David Howse, chief support officer of McDonald’s Australia, said that the company is focused on opening new stores in residential growth areas close to transport and infrastructure in both metro and regional locations.
“Most new restaurants will feature a McCafe, digital ordering kiosks, dual lane drive-thrus and McDelivery partner rooms, allowing customers to continue enjoying Macca’s how and when they like,” said Howse.
He added that the company is also working to reduce its environmental impact on new restaurants by using LED lighting, solar panels, heat recovery water systems, and recycled material for wheel stops and dining room tiles.
“The restaurants we have opened to date have received an extremely positive response from the local community, which makes us excited for our plans to continue to invest across the country,” Howse concluded.