8 Fun Facts About the New MHQ
Taking up a whole city block, our new of office packs in a lot of ‘wow’-worthy features. Here are the some of the highlights of our new headquarters.
MHQ was designed to reflect our new home in the West Loop with its brick warehouse style and large windows.
The ground floor is home to a one-of-a-kind McDonald’s restaurant that features a rotating menu of favorites from around the globe – as well as classic menu items – connecting McDonald’s international reach to Chicago. This Experience of the Future (EOTF) restaurant illustrates the company’s commitment to transforming the customer experience with self-order kiosks, table service, enhanced hospitality, mobile order and payment and McDelivery with Uber Eats.
The central staircase is the heartbeat of the building, designed to prompt ‘pass-by’ interactions with conversation areas throughout.
A Work Café on the sixth floor is the ultimate collaboration space for employees with stadium seating. It is designed to represent the colorful tube/tunnels in a PlayPlace, offers a McCafé serving barista style coffee and Canadian pastries, and a tech bar for employees’ technological needs.
“Work neighborhoods” with open floor plans that give employees the flexibility to pick the environment which best fits their needs any time of day and serve as a home base for departments. Neighborhoods includes huddle rooms, communal tables, workstations, private phone rooms and personal lockers.
Throughout the building are nods to McDonald’s heritage including museum-quality displays of Happy Meal toys, vintage memorabilia and a tribute wall to McDonald’s groundbreaking leaders, inventors and owner-operators.
MHQ also houses the flagship Hamburger University (HU) location, providing state-of-the-art learning for the company’s employees and future leaders.
All waste produced in the test kitchens will be composted and the building also features a green roof. The LEED certifiable building reflects McDonald’s commitment to sustainability.
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