McDonald’s overhauls Uptown site

McDonald’s is in the midst of a major remodel at 2929 Hennepin Ave. S., which will mirror the renovation work in St. Louis Park.

“The goal is to change from a lobby to a dining room,” said owner Mike Darula.

He said patrons will order from kiosks and staff will deliver food to tables. By the end of 2020, every McDonald’s restaurant in the United States will move toward the concept, he said.

He said the kiosks would not replace staff members, and he expects to add three employees to the staff count.

The restaurant will reopen June 14, and the renovation is slated for completion later this month.