Double-decker McDonald's coming to Oklahoma City

The two-story restaurant will replace the current McDonald's at NW 23 and N Pennsylvania Avenue and feature an elevator, indoor PlayPlace and modern look.
by Jennifer Palmer Published: June 10, 2012

McDonald's is super-sizing one of its Oklahoma City stores.

A two-story McDonald's with an elevator and an indoor children's play area is planned to replace the current restaurant at NW 23 and Pennsylvania Avenue. It will be the first double-decker McDonald's in the state and one of only three being built in the U.S. this year (the others are in New York and Los Angeles), said Bruce Allendorfer, area construction manager for McDonald's USA.

Allendorfer and franchisees Jose and Betty Santiago, who operate it and eight other McDonald's stores in Oklahoma City, will meet with the city's Urban Design Commission on June 20 to finalize plans for the project. They want to demolish the current store and rebuild the new store in its place — a process that will take about three-and-a-half months, Allendorfer said.

The two-story, 5,600-square-foot restaurant will have two drive-thru lanes, an elevator and stairs, indoor PlayPlace and a dumbwaiter to transport food to the second floor. Upstairs seating — a quieter area somewhat secluded from the children and family dining room — will be designed to attract executives and students from the nearby Oklahoma City University, Betty Santiago said. Orders can be placed on both the first and second floors.

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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