A downtown McDonald’s location is scheduled to close for good by the end of the month.
The almost 50-year-old restaurant with its golden arches is located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to the building manager, the site chose not to renew the lease.
“They decided to call it quits,” Nick Nicholas, the building’s owner, told Triblive.
Nicholas speculated the closure was forced after the business struggled in a tough business environment for restaurants.
“I think it’s because of a lack of traffic downtown and the various issues that everyone has been talking about,” Nick added.
He also said the McDonald’s location hasn’t received many drive-thru orders because it’s downtown.
The closure underscores the difficulties restaurant owners face as well-paid workers switch to remote work.
OTHER RESTAURANTS CLOSING
The McDonald’s closure comes amid a sea of other restaurant closures.
An Olive Garden location in Maryland announced its upcoming closure in June.
A Frisch’s Big Boy, a fan-favorite Midwestern brand, closed a location in Ohio after nearly 60 years in business.
The restaurant, famous for all-day breakfasts and burgers, closed permanently on April 7th.
The closures reached every part of the US, with one outback steakhouse closing in Hawaii.
Similar to McDonald’s in Pittsburgh, the Outback closed at the end of the building’s lease.
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Some McDonald’s locations may disappoint customers as some fan favorites have been discontinued.
The Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait has finally been removed from the breakfast menu.
Fans on Reddit have mourned the loss of the Mushroom Swiss Burger.
“Life hasn’t been the same since McDonald’s took away my favorite burger,” said one disappointed fan.
McDonald’s fans have plenty of other things to look forward to, including this spicy new menu item.
The chain has revamped its burger range with new ingredients – The US Sun reports how the burgers will change.