The newly rebuilt McDonalds at Marquette (66th Street) and Stony Island is the hotness.
Apparently the ownership is the same as the McDonalds on 52nd & Lake Park. If that's true, then at least we can be assured that the management will be responsible.
Responsive management is good but I have to say the restaurant is vastly improved over the pile of bricks that was there before. While the new design is cookie cutter as McDonalds go it actually happens to be really is nice.
Before the present ownership took over, the our local McDonalds was, quite frankly, a shit hole.
Panhandlers outside, flithy dining room, slacker employees, menu choices not available----the usual for a south side fast food restaurant.
So when the franchise was sold, it was music to my ears.
Ironically, not too long after the new owner took over she was slapped with health code violations stemming from the old owner's regime.
Or at least that's what the rumor mill said.
But she persevered on, dealt with the health department issues and started the process to build a new restaurant on the old footprint.
In my humble opinion---so far, so good.
Apparently Good Day Chicago felt the same way---they did a live broadcast for their morning show today.
Did anyone catch the flashy flat screen TV and the fireplace on the back wall?