First look: Inside York McDonald’s after its £400K makeover

McDonald’s York franchisee John Atherton in the Blake Street restaurant. Photographs: YorkMix
27 Jun 2019 @ 12.04 pm
| Business, Food & drink

You can now slide into the main York McDonald’s and enjoy its modern new look.

A automatic sliding door, added to improve accessibility for wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs, is the first indication – apart from a new lick of paint for the front – that the Blake Street restaurant has changed.

Inside a £400,000, three-week refurb has seen all new fixtures and fittings installed.

“It is more open, light and airy, and has a more contemporary feel,” says McDonald’s York franchisee John Atherton.

Extra self-service kiosks have been added – they are now the most popular way to order food there, in several languages – and offer the option of table service too.

The new McDonald’s reopened this morning (Thursday 27 June). It is the last of John’s five restaurants around York to get a refurb.

His group employs 578 people, including 153 at Blake Street.