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A local franchisee of McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) has a new Springfield store in the works.
Franchisees Ryan and Rikki Blumenstock broke ground yesterday on the 3740 W. Sunshine St. restaurant, according to a news release. The lot in the Springfield Plaza development near the Sunshine and West Bypass intersection is located between Central Bank and Sports Clips.
“Over 100 new employees will serve our customers at our beautiful, new McDonald’s restaurant," Ryan Blumenstock said in the release. "We are proud to not only create more jobs here, but we’re excited to see the large economic impact that this makes for the greater Springfield-area community."
Grain Valley-based J.E. Hefner Co. is serving as general contractor for the $3 million, 4,300-square-foot restaurant that's slated for completion in September, said public relations firm Bergman Communications' Kristen Bergman, who spoke on behalf of McDonald's. Ambler, Pennsylvania-based Core States Group and Hot Springs, Arkansas-based Taylor Kempkes Architects PA are the project architects, Bergman said.
The new restaurant is designed to focus on digital elements, such as menus, signage and curbside pick-up locations, according to the release. The eatery also is slated to have a compact optimized prep line, essentially a conveyor belt, to assist employees in moving orders faster. The release noted the McDonald’s store is the first of its kind in Missouri.
The Blumenstock franchise team currently has five restaurants in the area, with one in Springfield at 3510 W. Chestnut Expressway. The McDonald's website lists a total of 16 restaurants in Springfield.
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