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Brookhaven McDonald's Reopens After Renovations

Look for major changes from the, roof, the drive-thru and the patio.

A new retro-style bar with leather cushion stools. A flat screen plasma television. Bistro-style tables near the windows. Free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Has a hip new coffee shop come to town?

Nope. It’s your neighborhood   – one of the chains 13,000 eateries in the U.S. that is undergoing overhauls as part of its strategy to win back customers, particularly young adults and families analysts said.

When you drive down Peachtree, prepare to be shocked. The signature mansard big red roof is gone and was replaced with a flat roof topped by a contemporary sloping curve.

You’ll also notice that the building has less plastic and more brick and wood with modern hanging lights. The traditional yellow and red colors remain, but have been infused with olive and sage green.

The PlayPlace was replaced with an outdoor patio – which was still being finished by construction workers this weekend.

“We’re excited by what McDonald’s has done,” Kevin Hughley, president of the Brookhaven Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance said as he stood inside the renovated building during Saturday’s reopening. “It’s really impressive.”

Construction workers were still on-site putting the finishing touches on the project that lasted about two months.

When asked about the renovations and why the were necessary, Noel Blackwood, field operations manager for the chain said simply: “It’s the excellence that our customers have come to expect.”

Kevin G. Hughley April 18, 2011 at 01:18 PM
The new renovated McDonalds in Brookhaven will be the new meeting place in Brookhaven for customers wanting to have access to wireless and the quality the residents in Brookhaven deserve. We like to thank McDonald's for making this investment in the Brookhaven community. Kevin G. Hughley, President, Brookhaven Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance
Albert April 18, 2011 at 02:54 PM
No Play Place!!!! Big mistake on McDonalds part. They obviously did not take into consideration a large part of the Brookhaven community. I guess my family will be heading down the road to Chic Fil A with the play zone. Too bad, I really enjoy the Big Mac.
L.Ford April 19, 2011 at 03:08 AM
Can't believe they don't have a Play Place!!! That does not seen like a wise choice!! Guess I won't be taking the kids there!!
Susan Morris April 28, 2011 at 04:42 PM
No play place?! Nice! Then I can go enjoy the wifi. Which may be what McD's was thinking. Those of us who enjoy a peaceful eating experience are also an important part of the Brookhaven demographic.

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