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McDonald’s Headquarters // Gensler, Studio O+A, IA

Chicago, IL, United States

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Designed to maximize employee collaboration, the new headquarters features:
-“Work neighborhoods” with open floor plans that give employees the flexibility to pick the environment which best fits their needs any time of day and serve as a home base for departments.
Neighborhoods includes huddle rooms, communal tables, workstations, private phone rooms and personal lockers.

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-A 700-person conference center equipped with the latest technology, allowing for connectivity on a global scale.
-A Work Café on the sixth floor is the ultimate collaboration space for employees with stadium seating.
It is designed to represent the colorful tube/tunnels in a PlayPlace, offers a McCafé serving barista style coffee and Canadian pastries, and a tech bar for employees’ technological needs.

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-Several outdoor terrace spaces and a ninth-floor fitness center with picturesque views of Chicago.
The LEED certifiable building reflects McDonald’s commitment to sustainability.
All waste produced in the test kitchens will be composted and the building also features a green roof.
Throughout the building are nods to McDonald’s heritage including museum-quality displays of Happy Meal toys, vintage memorabilia and a tribute wall to McDonald’s groundbreaking leaders, inventors and owner-operators.

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The ground floor is home to a one-of-a-kind McDonald’s restaurant that features a rotating menu of favorites from around the globe – as well as classic menu items – connecting McDonald’s international reach to Chicago.
This Experience of the Future (EOTF) restaurant illustrates the company’s commitment to transforming the customer experience with self-order kiosks, table service, enhanced hospitality, mobile order and payment and McDelivery with Uber Eats..

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