Batavia McDonald’s opens with fresh look

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – Steve Kunze already was making himself at home Monday as he grabbed a seat by a window in the reopened McDonald’s restaurant at 125 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia.

“I always like to sit in the booth by the window,” the 49-year-old North Aurora resident said.

A more modern McDonald’s restaurant opened for business Monday after the previous restaurant – which first opened in 1978 – was razed in September. Kunze, a regular at that McDonald’s, liked the building’s new look.

“It looks more modern,” he said. “I like the digital menu board. The interior looks very nice.”

Kevin Hoover, 23, of Batavia liked the restaurant’s modern touches, such as the screen that lets customers know when their order is ready.

“It seems more efficient,” he said. “They put a lot more technology into the restaurant. They did it the right way.”

The new building also features a double drive-thru designed to reduce traffic backups.

And there were plenty of people wanting to check out the new building.

“Business has been steady all day,” McDonald’s supervisor Brandon Ross said.

To celebrate the opening of the building, the restaurant is running specials through the end of December.

In addition, Ronald McDonald will make an appearance at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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