Innovative restaurant in Toronto's downtown core caters to diverse needs
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - McDonald's Canada is opening the doors of
a spacious new restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto. The
company's largest restaurant in Ontario is located near the corner of
Yonge and Elm Streets and showcases McDonald's Canada's most recent
restaurant design features.
"The last few years have been an incredibly exciting time for McDonald's
Canada as we've transformed our brand to meet the evolving needs of our
guests," said Sharon Ramalho, Vice President - Ontario Region.
"Tomorrow, we're opening a restaurant that not only supports our
expanded menu offerings, but is also uniquely designed to enhance our
efficiency and quality of service."
Remarkably spacious considering its downtown location, the nearly 9,000
square foot restaurant spans two levels and is designed with unique
dedicated spaces to cater to a variety of customer needs.
A special seating area for on-the-go guests is designed for speed and
efficiency and complemented by innovations in ordering and kitchen
procedures. Guests who prefer to linger can take advantage of
comfortable seating areas and relax by a fireplace or enjoy the view of
Yonge Street from the second floor.
A dedicated McCafé® counter and seating area allows customers to bypass the main counter to
order a coffee or snack. The area will feature the latest McCafé
equipment and menu offerings, such as savoury pastries, desserts and
other bakery items, and will serve as a testing ground for the latest
McDonald's McCafé menu innovations.
With several campuses nearby, the new restaurant offers a welcoming
residence away from residence. Specially designed social areas are
perfect for students to take advantage of unlimited free Wi-Fi and 24
"It's amazing to have so much space to work with in a downtown
location," said Lindsay Bridge, Franchisee for the new restaurant. "It
allows us to provide the ultimate experience for our guests and a
gathering place for the community to work, play or relax."
The new location reflects McDonald's Canada's recent
restaurant-by-restaurant brand transformation. To-date, the company
has re-imaged the majority of its restaurants with inviting new
interiors, eye-catching exteriors and customer service enhancing
features designed to elevate Canadians' restaurant experience.
McDonald's is welcoming the community to stop by at 11 a.m. on November
26th to celebrate the grand opening of the 356 Yonge Street location. The
celebrations will kick-off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Ronald
About McDonald's Canada
McDonald's is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald's
Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and
operate more than 1,400 restaurants and employ more than 80,000
Canadians coast-to-coast. Approximately 80 per cent of McDonald's
Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent
entrepreneurs. For more information about McDonald's Canada, visit www.mcdonalds.ca or follow us on Twitter (@McD_Canada and Facebook Facebook.com/McDonaldscanada) for updates on our business, promotions and menu items.
SOURCE: McDonald's Canada
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