Eastgate McDonalds returns the flavor


The new made-from-scratch McDonald’s has opened in Eastgate.

Four months after the demolition of the 40-year-old McDonald’s building at 2130 Isaacs Ave., a new one has replaced it.

The fast food chain, owned by Adams Enterprises Inc. of the Tri-Cities, is the latest update to the McDonald’s brand. The new 4,264-square-foot building is the most technologically advanced and energy efficient model offered by McDonald’s, Adams Enterprises President Lee Adams has said.

Contractor WaynCo Construction Inc., which has worked on numerous McDonald’s updates throughout the region, brings a new modern image to the chain that combines fast food with an atmosphere that invites customers to stay and linger.

The new aesthetic features a re-imagined roof; muted paint tones to replace the bold colors; wood tables and chairs along with, in some cases, vinyl-covered chairs resembling leather; contemporary lighting; expanded restrooms; and divided dining areas to distinguish larger groups from those on the go who want to lounge longer. The space also offers Wi-Fi and an expanded menu.

The previous building was 40 years old, according to Adams. The new 88-seat restaurant, which had an estimated construction value of $523,064, continues an infusion of new investment in Eastgate, along with the Cascade Farm & Outdoor store that opened in the neighborhood earlier this year.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, vickihillhouse@wwub.com or on Twitter.


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