BURGER BAR FIRST IN WEST
CUSTOMERS CAN WATCH BURGERS BEING MADE
ONE of the first McDonald’s “burger bars” in western Sydney will open at North St Marys in a major revamp of the fast-food restaurant this year.
The McDonald’s on Boronia Rd is proposed to be torn down and rebuilt to include more indoor seating and a new burger bar designed to “bring the theatre of the kitchen to the dining room”.
Customers will be able to see the fresh ingredients displayed in glass counters and watch their burger being cooked in an open kitchen.
The burger bar will be among the first to open in Sydney, with McDonald’s aiming to open about 50 across Australia this year.
The bars were an extension of the Create Your Taste concept, a McDonald’s spokeswoman said.
“This design allows customers to see for themselves the quality, fresh ingredients used in their burger or salad as it is created in front of them,” she said.
Owner Frank Meduri said it was time for a larger and more modern restaurant.
“The existing building is 20 years old, and Ropes Crossing wasn’t there when it was built,” he said.
The new burger bar would be like “a throwback to the ’60s” where customers could see their burgers being cooked in front of them.
Trading will continue during construction as the new restaurant will be built next to the existing store.
The North St Marys McDonald’s will be rebuilt to include a new-look burger bar like this one at Thornleigh.