BIZNOTE: Here’s why Morgan Junction McDonald’s is closed

Thanks for the tips! West Seattle is temporarily down to one McDonald’s – the overhaul at Westwood Village continues, and now the Morgan Junction location is completely closed for three weeks, after having been drive-thru-only for a while. We just went down for a look after several texts and emails about the closure, and found not only yellow tape across both driveways, but also this sign on the door:

Permits in the city’s online system indicate this is remodeling work, including equipment upgrades. This McDonald’s is operated by the same franchisee as the one in Admiral; when that was remodeled four years ago, we were told the Morgan Junction restaurant would be, too.

11 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Here's why Morgan Junction McDonald's is closed"

  • Marty2 December 11, 2022 (2:03 pm)

    There’s also a McDonald’s in North Burien at 16th Avenue SW (Ambaum) and SW 114th.

  • Ann December 11, 2022 (2:34 pm)

    I hope at this specific location they put lighting all around the drive through and fix the huge pot holes too. It is always pitch dark and I felt so unsafe driving through the drive through at dark. Put some double drive through lanes too one for online orders and one for the ones who are ordering right there. The lobby has to be open in all McDonald’s too. There is no reason for any of them to have lobbies closed. Even the one in White Center has it’s lobby opened. Come on now? 

    • Not just fast food December 11, 2022 (4:52 pm)

      Do you have any idea how hard it is to get food service staff right now. Give them a break.

    • ~Hockeywitch~ December 11, 2022 (5:01 pm)

      Dang Ann, would you like Fries with that order?  I think you are expecting A LOT.. No restaurant HAS TO open their dining rooms, unless THEY WANT TO. Maybe they don’t have enough staff to run both sides inside and dining room. They are only updating the kitchen, per the signage. Not adding extra drive thru lanes.  But YES, that massive pot hole at the first window would be a nice fix.

      • K in WS December 12, 2022 (6:51 am)

        True… they don’t have to have a lobby open. OTOH, we don’t have to go it it either. I’ve pretty much given up on this location in the past couple of years.I used to walk by and grab a cone or a snack… or meet peeps for breakfast. To eat there now requires a car… if it’s open… which it usually isn’t.

  • Curious December 11, 2022 (3:48 pm)

    Speaking of closed dining rooms – anyone know why Original Bakery and Wildwood Market dining rooms remain closed?

    • SEG December 11, 2022 (4:15 pm)

      Wildwood is back open inside. The bakery seems just as busy with the window, but I think there may be health concerns there. 

      • Curious December 12, 2022 (9:45 pm)

        Wildwood is open, as in you can go inside to order, but you can’t eat-in like you could pre-pandemic – unless that’s changed recently?

  • Sue December 11, 2022 (11:48 pm)

    Thanks for the heads up. I usually order ahead in the app and head over there about once a week and I would have wondered why it was not coming up as an option in the app.

  • ELBSeattle December 12, 2022 (1:17 pm)

    Not the answer anyone wants to hear, but: eating fast food is extremely detrimental to your health. Buy actual food and cook it yourself. It’s cheaper, it tastes better, and it is much, much better for you.

  • Pdavis December 13, 2022 (9:46 am)

    Hopefully they are doing some upgrades that include a drive-through order point that actually will show your order and that you can hear the person inside McDonald’s. This place is beyond a dump the old owner who also on one on 4th Ave., South in Soto died many years ago . It has become a dump . Pretty basic to be able to order your food and have it show on the equipment outside. It’s been broken for years. The building is deteriorated and falling apart. If the same person now on sis that owns the one by West Seattle high school I’m sure it will become a clean and nice location. 

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