Richmond McDonald’s renovation nearly done

Richmond McDonald's facelift nears completion
The McDonald's at 23rd Street and Macdonald Avenue.

The façade renovation of one of Richmond’s most visible restaurants – yes, the Mcdonald’s at 23rd Street and Macdonald Avenue – is set to be completed tomorrow, the construction crew told the Standard this afternoon.

The 1980s building underwent a much-needed upgrade after gaining approval by the city’s design review board early last year. Here’s what the building looked like prior to the renovation.

The renovation has modernized the building from all angles. It includes new LED signage and drive-thru amenities, landscaping and upgrades to Americans with Disabilities Act ADA access. The double-lane drive-thru helps in reducing traffic congestion.

Similar upgrades are happening at Mcdonald’s restaurants across the region as the restaurant standardizes a more modern appearance. Here’s a view from the Nevin Avenue side renovated Drive Thru entrance: