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LOOK: McDonald's Back in Business on Graham Road

In just three months, the old burger joint was demolished and rebuilt into a modern, fast food restaurant.

They don't make 'em like they used to; and in this case, that's a good thing. 

The new Graham Road McDonald's, which opened its doors on Dec. 27, is a nice improvement from its somewhat cramped predecessor.

The 5,000-square-foot fast food restaurant is a customer-friendly upgrade, which features a much larger dining room and dual drive-thru lanes for even quicker service, said manager David Girard.

The flat screen TVs, large windows and sleek look blend together well, but the biggest advantage of the new location is the 32 additional employees needed to run it.

70 employees now work at the local McDonald's, up from 38 before the rebuild, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.  

The reconstruction at 1050 Graham Road ran from October to December and cost $3 million. 

Take the photo tour, get a look around and tell us what you think in the comments. 

Dave L January 05, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Congratulations to the genius in city planning who took a perfect logical ingress and egress off Graham Rd and turned it into a cluster f***. Ben Norval would roll over in his grave if he saw this mess.
Sumco Res January 13, 2013 at 02:20 PM
It is nice to eat lunch without a bunch of screaming kids running amok.
Sumco Res January 13, 2013 at 03:38 PM
I think you will find that the curb cut on Graham Road is the same one that was there before. I just happy that they made a path from McDonald's out to Hudson Drive in front of the other stores in that plaza to go west.
Geoffrey Watson January 13, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I am with you Sumco. I think the curb cut is in the same location. I also think it is super to be able to access McDonalds from Hudson Dr. It saves people from having to go out into the mess of stopped traffic on Graham Rd. Great idea! I am surprised like Christa77 is. They put up a big, new McDonalds but no play area for the kids. I guess they forgot or don't care about the kids. They always before wanted the kids knowing they will grow up into paying adults someday.
John McMillan January 13, 2013 at 05:34 PM
What is the reason all those additional employees are needed? Did they all have their hours cut back to part-time status? Many times that is how a company makes a bad thing sound like a good thing.

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