Sunday, December 30, 2012

A visit to the remodeled McDonald's at Speedway and Craycroft

One of the stops during tonight's Sunday shopping was dinner at McDonald's at Speedway and Craycroft in Tucson.

An extensive remodeling was done on that location and it was just completed.

I took some pictures that you'll see below, but there were a few things that really stuck out.  There is a flat screen TV in the dining room.  It was showing an NFL football game.  There was a guy sitting in front of it loudly cheering.  He was approached at one point by another guy, who asked him if he was also homeless, and offered him money.  Turns out the guy cheering in front of the TV wasn't.  The TV is apparently a fun place for the homeless to meet each other at McDonald's.

The inside of the restaurant has several murals of various parts of the Tucson downtown skyline.  I didn't recognize it at first, but once I did, I thought it was pretty cool.

The most amusing part of the visit:  The leaking window.  Its the first time it has rained in Tucson since they reopened the remodeled dining room, and the east end of the front windows had a significant leak that was pouring water on the window sill and floor.  I hope the contractor or window vendor gave them some kind of guarantee on the installation.  Because it wasn't done very well.

Its a nice layout, and looks good inside.  Hopefully they'll locate a bucket to put under the leak.

The newly remodeled McDonald's at Speedway and Craycroft in Tucson

The front counter and menu board

The order numbers are shown on this screen above the front counter when the food is ready

A view of the McDonald's dining room including the flat screen TV.
The drink machine is on the left.

The McDonald's dining room.
This photo didn't come out a bit blurry and wouldn't have normally posted it, but I wanted to show you
the windows that had the leak... most specifically, the front window above the sign on the left.

The tray liner at McDonald's.
The Monopoly game was over in October, but they apparently still have some tray liners left over.
Maybe they're looking ahead to next year's game.