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McDonald's to spend $6B to modernize US restaurants

McDonald's Corp. said Aug. 14 that the company and its franchisees will invest $6 billion to modernize most of its restaurants in the U.S. by 2020.

The renovation will upgrade the restaurants' interiors and exteriors. The remodeled locations will also have additional features like self-order kiosks and improved counters and menu boards.

In addition, McDonald's will roll out newly designated parking spots for curbside pickups and expanded McCafé counters with larger display cases.

The fast-food giant intends to spend $317 million to renovate its restaurants in Illinois, $266 million in Pennsylvania, $205 million in Michigan, $166 million in Wisconsin, $143 million in Massachusetts and $68 million in Oklahoma.

The company will also invest $448 million in Texas, $320 million in New York, $251 million in Ohio, $186 million in Florida, $168 million in Indiana, $170 million in Georgia, $163 million in Virginia, $104 million in Maryland and $19 million in Washington, D.C., for the modernization.

In the same release, McDonald's said it has also introduced its food delivery service McDelivery with Uber Technologies Inc.'s online food ordering and delivery platform Uber Eats at more than 5,000 restaurants in the country.