McDonalds moves from Feng Shui Luck to Lofty Ideas
It has barely been a year since McDonald’s began retrofitting and/or building a new look for their locations. Based on Feng Shui, the new interior design looks consisted of muted tones, wood and metal, paintings and certain “lucky” numbers of booths to retain customers. It worked, and McDonalds saw a positive spike in sales and customer sit-ins. California was the targeted state for most of these changes, but the plan went nationwide. With positive reports the designs are working, the number one fast food joint in the world is now shifting gears slightly and going IKEA.
The first location to experience the renovation is in New York City. Diners there reportedly experience a ‘lounge’ feeling, and are welcomed with Danish furniture, free wi-fi and sleek, modern surroundings. While the chain is responding to the way people use restaurants differently now, it sounds like it is yet another angle to give Starbucks a run for the money.