The Bed-Stuy McDonald's on 1883 Atlantic Avenue between Ralph and Buffalo avenues today celebrated its grand re-opening, debuting a refreshed and modern interior and exterior.
“We’re changing with the times, and we never stop looking for ways to improve,” said Gerald Laurino, owner and operator of the 1883 McDonald's location.
Ronald McDonald himself made a special appearance. The day's activities included a jazz band, face painting, discounted menu specials and -- of course -- free sandwiches.
The 1883 Atlantic Avenue is the second major remodel undertaking for the Laurino Enterprises Franchise group. Following 57 Empire Boulevard, the 1883 Atlantic Avenue location is the latest McDonald’s to undergo a transformation as the brand contemporizes its restaurants across the country.
Some of the redesigns include upgraded entrance and landscaping, improved lighting levels, modern seating and furniture, including booths, chairs, high-seated community tables and lounge-style seating.
“This new McDonald’s speaks to our regard for our customers and our community," Laurino said.
"Whether driving through for their morning coffee, treating the kids after sports practice or taking advantage of our Wi-Fi connection to get some work done over lunch, we want our Bed-Stuy customers to enjoy every part of the McDonald’s experience.”