BURGER BAR FIRST IN WEST

CUS­TOMERS CAN WATCH BURG­ERS BE­ING MADE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Jenny Gal­braith

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.

Pic­ture: DAVID SWIFT

The North St Marys McDon­ald’s will be re­built to in­clude a new-look burger bar like this one at Thorn­leigh.

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