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7 Things You'll Never See at McDonald's Ever Again

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Keenan Mayo of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 8: In at least one way the most recognizable restaurant on earth was financially prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic.Over the course of the last year, McDonald's had spent hundreds of millions of dollars upgrading their drive-through service, having installed advanced new digital menus and even cameras that can read license-plate numbers and result in tailored ordering suggestions for individual customers. Before the virus hit, drive-through service represented 70 percent of the fast food chain's revenue. Since then, those window-to-car sales—though still fraught with fear among employees and customers alike—have buoyed the Golden Arches' business.Suffice it to say, the same can't be said for the restaurant itself, which has been forced to close its seating areas completely as social-distancing measures have every restaurant—including McDonald's—re-thinking the ways they'll operate into the future and ensure the safety of their employees and customers. But if you want to see how McDonald's may be forever altered into the future after the pandemic, you actually can.In the Arnhem, a city in the Netherlands, the company recently rolled out an all-new anti-virus restaurant design that conforms to the new world of safety and social distancing. It includes several new features, while modifying and doing away with others. As McDonald's Netherlands spokesperson Eunice Koekkoek described to Reuters, "These are drastic changes, but we hope to make them in a way that customers don't notice them too much."Of course, this is a trial run in the Netherlands and the company has not announced any plans to roll them out to all 14,000 restaurants in the U.S. But when you see them, you'll agree that it's not unlikely McDonald's rolls them out on a much larger scale. Curious to know the McDonald's features you're used to seeing for years that may not survive the Coronavirus pandemic? Read on, because we've included them right here. And for more on how the world of dining out will be forever changed by the pandemic, see this list of Things You'll Never See in Restaurants Again.

7 Things You'll Never See at McDonald's Ever Again

In at least one way the most recognizable restaurant on earth was financially prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the course of the last year, McDonald's had spent hundreds of millions of dollars upgrading their drive-through service, having installed advanced new digital menus and even cameras that can read license-plate numbers and result in tailored ordering suggestions for individual customers. Before the virus hit, drive-through service represented 70 percent of the fast food chain's revenue. Since then, those window-to-car sales—though still fraught with fear among employees and customers alike—have buoyed the Golden Arches' business.

Suffice it to say, the same can't be said for the restaurant itself, which has been forced to close its seating areas completely as social-distancing measures have every restaurant—including McDonald's—re-thinking the ways they'll operate into the future and ensure the safety of their employees and customers. But if you want to see how McDonald's may be forever altered into the future after the pandemic, you actually can.

In the Arnhem, a city in the Netherlands, the company recently rolled out an all-new anti-virus restaurant design that conforms to the new world of safety and social distancing. It includes several new features, while modifying and doing away with others. As McDonald's Netherlands spokesperson Eunice Koekkoek described to Reuters, "These are drastic changes, but we hope to make them in a way that customers don't notice them too much."

Of course, this is a trial run in the Netherlands and the company has not announced any plans to roll them out to all 14,000 restaurants in the U.S. But when you see them, you'll agree that it's not unlikely McDonald's rolls them out on a much larger scale. Curious to know the McDonald's features you're used to seeing for years that may not survive the Coronavirus pandemic? Read on, because we've included them right here. And for more on how the world of dining out will be forever changed by the pandemic, see this list of Things You'll Never See in Restaurants Again.

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