I’m sure most of you have heard about the recently renovated McDonald’s in midtown Manhattan. It is said to be designed in a “European-style” and has free wifi access along with seating and outlets for laptop users.They’ve got a number of large flat-screens throughout playing BBC America (trying to be worldly).
It’s a two story, 186-seat McDonald’s that looks what you might expect if Google decided to have one on their campus. It’s actually a pretty impressive space and almost worth a trip to see it for yourself. It is extremely clean and oddly enough I didn’t find it too garish. I’m not sure if I’d find myself doing any work on my netbook there but I could imagine more than a few WOW players plugging in. Here are some pictures I took this weekend of it:
There are a few McDonald’s in midtown so if you’re looking for it, it’s located on 6th Avenue between 14th & 15th Streets. This particular location is owned by Paul Hendel. I believe he has a few more nearby. Unfortunately for McDonald’s you can renovate your locations all you want but the fact is the menu remains the same…I do however fully endorse and recommend Egg McMuffins and McGriddles!