McDonald's gets a French makeover
Just leave it to the French. McDonald's is testing out a new style, conceived by Paris designer Patrick Norguet, at a store in Villefranche-de-Auragais.
Bold red-and yellow accents, a gray ceramic floor and metal chairs are an effort to re-imagine McDonald's as a family restaurant instead of a hangout for teens, according to Fast Company.
There's standing room as well as private corners with digital ordering terminals -– a model to be replicated at six other locations.
The golden arches aren’t the only fast food joints looking for a makeover. Burger King says it's in the midst of an "edgy, futuristic" remodel, and Del Taco has launched several sleeker prototype stores. Subway is opening "eco-restaurants" built with recycled materials and topped with solar panels.
-- Tiffany Hsu
Photos: Patrick Norguet's McDonald's interior. Credit: Fast Company