McDonald's Missouri Boulevard location in Jefferson City will undergo a $2 million renovation beginning May 21.
The restaurant will be the third location owned by local McDonald's franchisee Butch Ruprecht to undergo renovations that transform aging restaurants into modern restaurants.
Located at 1425 Missouri Blvd., the store first opened in 1959 and was just the 144th McDonald's worldwide. The renovations will replace the seating and make other smaller changes to the interior. The red soffit on the exterior will be replaced with a roof that reflects the boxy look of modern McDonald's restaurants.
Ruprecht said the store last underwent a major renovation 12 years ago. Starting May 29, the store's interior will close for four weeks because of the work.
The kitchen is brand new, Ruprecht said, so the drive-thru will remain open 24 hours a day while the work is done. The whole project likely will take six to seven weeks.
"It's going to be totally new on the inside," he said. "We are making McDonald's the most modern brand in the industry."
McDonald's new self-serve kiosks will be installed at the location. The kiosks stand several feet tall and look like giant tablets, allowing customers to order items via touch-screen and pay electronically.
Two Ruprecht-owned stores already underwent similar renovations. A $1 million renovation of the Linn McDonald's location was completed in January, replacing the seating area and PlayPlace toys and adding new restrooms. Ruprecht's McDonald's location at 3124 S. Ten Mile Drive in Jefferson City also was renovated previously.
Before the end of 2019, Ruprecht said, stores in Fulton, Holts Summit and at 815 Eastland Drive in Jefferson City will undergo similar renovations.
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