A favorite Mcdonald’s in Dallas known for its zoo theme will be getting a modern-face lift according to a Dallas Morning News article which reports,
“Dallas’ beloved zoo-themed McDonald’s store is getting a modern face-lift, which resulted in the recent removal of the storefront’s animal and tree decorations. Renovations to the interior and exterior of the building began in early to mid-September, said McDonald’s spokesman Christopher Stanley.
“When completed, it will have a more modern look, like most of our restaurants now,” Stanley wrote in an email.
Craig York, local owner of the McDonald’s, wrote in an email that his store is remodeling to better serve customers.
“While we were saddened to see the animals of the zoo location leave the building, the new restaurant upgrade allows us to better serve our customers, including self-ordering kiosks that allows you to browse the menu at your own pace, inside table service and upgrades to our drive-thru and curbside pick-up,” York said.
And of course, Dallas residents and constant customers are saddened by the abrupt reconstruction of their favorite Mcdonald’s. One woman said in a Facebook post, a woman posted,
“They’re changing the animal themed McDonald’s by the Dallas Zoo?!!! We can’t have NUTHIN!”
One woman replied in the post,
“NO THIS WAS THE ELITE MCDONALDS”
In another Facebook post, fans of the McDonald’s branch also expressed their dismay. One woman said,
“Aw man…I loved that decor there…”
Another also commented,
“that’s so sad! Loved that McD!”
The iconic fast food spot, located off the Interstate 35E service road across the street from the zoo, was known for its unique safari animal theme. The building’s façade was once adorned with plastic figurines of elephants, giraffes, zebras and other jungle-style shrubbery.