Hello and welcome back to SWA Architectures weekly blog post. Get ready because we are about to blow you away with this bonus post. Today we look at our largest client for SWA Archtiecture, McDonald's. Yes. That McDonald's.
Little backdrop on own of the most successful corporations in the world, McDonald's has 16,000 locations in the United States. McDonald's was founded in 1940 as a single restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, USA. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand.
The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at the opening of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but has approved plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by 2018.
McDonald's is putting forth a new brand and image throughout the country and SWA has been engaged to assist with this rebranding. SWA Architecture are the architecture and permit expeditors for over 700 locations for the last three years. There will be two more years of projects to come.
Our work spreads all over the Northeast including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. You can see now how this is our biggest client, not only in stature but quantity of projects. In addition, we are also the architects on McDonald's locations which are in historical buildings.
One of the highlights that SWA Architecture is working on is a new McDonald's in Timesquare. We hope it will be the busiest McDonald's in the United States. That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoy working with McDonald's. Follow us on Instagram! - @swa_architecture.