FTC disclosure: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s of Central Arkansas. I am one of their brand ambassadors, but all opinions here are my own.
If you are around the McCain Mall area of North Little Rock, you might have noticed that the McDonald’s at 4008 McCain Boulevard is closed for construction. Last week, I had a chance to visit with Nicole DiMichele, owner/operator of this location, about plans for the new store. Nicole and her dad own the McCain location and five other McDonald’s in the area, and she is super excited about what’s coming in July.
“It’s going to be beautiful with an upscale interior décor; a comfortable ambiance. There will be TVs in the lobby and digital menu boards. I can’t wait for the customers to see it,” exclaims Nicole.
The new store will open in mid-July, and it’ll be the biggest McDonald’s restaurant in the Little Rock area. It will have a dual lane drive thru and three drive thru windows. That will increase the per hour drive thru capacity by about 30 percent. Two new signs will be installed with LED lights. The parking lot will also be bigger since they took over some grass space from the bank next door.
Inside the restaurant, the front counter will have two interactive computers. The inside color scheme will be pretty earth tones of greens and browns with a few splashes of red.
“The customers that have been coming to the store for years are going to be so happy. They are used to visiting this restaurant which is 41 years old – and now to this brand new, state of the art, latest and greatest! I can’t wait to hear what the customers have to say.”
Nicole told me that corporate McDonald’s gives her a few different choices, themes and styles to choose from, and she can customize it from there following corporate guidelines.
“This one is going to be special,” beams Nicole.
During the construction, the McCain store employees were transferred to other locations. When this store reopens, those employees can stay where they are or come back to the McCain location.
McDonald’s on McCain Blvd is HIRING!
DiMichele said that they will have a huge hiring day on June 9 at the JFK McDonald’s (7101 JFK Blvd, NLR). All smiling faces can apply! The hiring event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with open interviews: come in and fill out an application, with on the spot hiring. They will hire for all positions.
Nicole says that they have big things planned for the grand opening party – stay tuned!