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A longtime Wichita McDonald’s will be demolished on Monday to make way for an upgrade

Trying out McDonald’s self-serve kiosks in Ark City

(FILE VIDEO) Customers to Arkansas City's McDonald's use a touch screen to order their food. (Aug. 14, 2017)
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(FILE VIDEO) Customers to Arkansas City's McDonald's use a touch screen to order their food. (Aug. 14, 2017)

Those who frequent the intersection of Central and Tyler will see a dramatic sight when they drive by on Monday.

The longtime McDonald’s there will be demolished that day to make way for a modern upgrade, which is expected to be done by mid- to late-June.

Lane Enterprises, which owns the restaurant, will close it at 10 p.m. tonight. The rebuilt McDonald’s will have a state-of-the-art kitchen design, and the dining room will have a modern wood and stone decor. Lane Enterprises, which owns 40 McDonald’s in the area, is encouraging Westlink diners to visit the McDonald’s restaurants and Kellogg and Dugan or at 21st and Ridge in the meantime.

Also, the company recently completed a makeover of the McDonald’s at Douglas and Seneca, which now has a modern new PlayPlace, an upgraded lobby and an all-new exterior look.

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The remodel of the McDonald’s at Douglas and Seneca in Wichita included the installation of a modern new PlayPlace. Lane Enterprises Courtesy

That McDonald’s has been partially closed during brief stints since January, when renovations started, but now it’s completely open for business.

Last year, Lane Enterprises rebuilt a few stores, including restaurants in El Dorado, Pratt and Arkansas City, and remodeled several more, including the ones at 13th and West, at Central and Hillside and at 53rd and Meridian. McDonald’s goal is to have all its stores modernized by 2020.

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