BIZNOTE: Wondering when Westwood Village McDonald’s is reopening?

11:48 AM: It’s been the most popular business-related question in the WSB inbox for weeks: When is the Westwood Village McDonald’s reopening? It closed six months ago for what a corporate spokesperson told us would be a “major transformation.” At least from the outside, the work has appeared complete – drive-up menu boards illuminated, among other things – so we’ve tried repeatedly to get official word on the reopening, but no reply from corporate spokespeople. So we’ve been going by daily to check. This morning we found a work crew member who told us his company had been told their work has to be finished in time for a “March 1st opening.” That’s this Wednesday. Not an official answer, but in lieu of corporate comment, it’s the best we have.(Let us know if you find it open sooner!)

4:59 PM: Commenter says it appears to be open now.

7:05 PM: We just went by. The entrances are coned off again, but it looks like more of a private party inside – balloons, etc.

23 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Wondering when Westwood Village McDonald's is reopening?"

  • J February 27, 2023 (11:58 am)

    What about Luna Park Cafe? Any update on their reopening? 

    • WestSeattleMe February 27, 2023 (7:15 pm)

      Monday the 6th is the current opening day for Luna Park! We can’t wait!

      • WSB February 27, 2023 (7:34 pm)

        I have a message out to John Bennett but perhaps you scooped him there :)

  • KT February 27, 2023 (12:07 pm)

    It looked like last Friday they were doing a soft opening as there were a lot of non construction workers in and around the building….

  • skeeter February 27, 2023 (12:28 pm)

    Has anyone stuck their face against the window to determine if there is still a dining room?  Or is it take-out only?  Thanks.

    • WSB February 27, 2023 (12:54 pm)

      Last time we peered through the window the place was full of boxes, ladders, etc., so can’t say for sure.

    • Rhonda February 27, 2023 (3:24 pm)

      Yes, I smeared my face against the glass one night recently and it features a dining room. It’s basically configured in a similar fashion to the new White Center location: tiny counter with one register, ordering kiosks, restrooms, dining room, self-serve beverages, and dual drive-thru ordering stations.

  • Jeepney February 27, 2023 (12:35 pm)

    While I appreciate that the corporation employs local neighbors, I haven’t stepped into a McDonalds since watching Supersize Me and Fast Food Nation.  Their food is simply not healthy.

    • Mel February 28, 2023 (10:12 am)

      Nor is most restaurant food but people never shame eating out at restaurants. I’m not a McDonald’s fan but know it’s quick and somewhat affordable for a lot of people. 

  • BracePointerSiser February 27, 2023 (1:26 pm)

    @WSB. Any update on the 5 Guys opening?

    • WSB February 27, 2023 (2:00 pm)

      They too so far have had corporate radio silence. They’re proceeding through the permit system but we’ve been looking at them in our near-daily Westwood checks and we have yet to see a work crew.

    • Jay February 27, 2023 (2:48 pm)

      Boss Drive-In is nearby and it’s cheaper, better, and local. Highly recommend if you haven’t tried it yet.

  • waiting February 27, 2023 (1:56 pm)

    They have had online ordering open for a while despite not being open and refused to disable it when I finally managed to talk to someone.  Not a good impression.

    • WSB February 27, 2023 (1:59 pm)

      Yeah, we’ve noticed while trying to get official info on this that the website continued to claim the location was open.

    • Sue H February 27, 2023 (5:16 pm)

      I didn’t realize they were still closed and tried to order from them in the app about a week or so ago.  I added everything to my cart and then when I clicked to purchase it, it just wouldn’t go through.  Bounced me out twice.  I guess the back end realized I couldn’t order, but nobody fixed the front end where I wasted my time placing the order. Meanwhile, after the one in Morgan Junction reopened after their renovation, it took nearly a month for the app to acknowledge that it wasn’t closed.

  • Greg Noel February 27, 2023 (3:10 pm)

    welp, so much for the hiatus on MacDonald’s litter on the sidewalk in front of my house. It was a good run while it lasted.

  • DL February 27, 2023 (3:38 pm)

    More excited about 5 guys personally. .. 

  • AR February 27, 2023 (4:43 pm)

    For those who want to know: MacDonald’s appears to be open now–I just came from Westwood Village and there were people inside and in the parking lot.

    • WSB February 27, 2023 (4:58 pm)

      Thanks – we’re on the way to another story and can’t check for a while!

      • WSB February 27, 2023 (7:07 pm)

        Just went by. Looks like maybe a pre-opening celebration – balloons and people milling about. Entrances coned off.

  • momosmom February 27, 2023 (5:32 pm)

    McDonald’s blah…if I’m going to eat something unhealthy I’d rather it be a Dick’s burger! But looking forward to another generation of Happy meal Kids in the hood.But to each their own. :)

  • zipda February 27, 2023 (9:41 pm)

    The longer it’s closed the longer the lifespan.

  • Paul February 28, 2023 (11:24 am)

    I Ican hardly wait for the dramatic increase in litter  in a one mile area around  the McDonalds after its opening.

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