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McDonald's to spend $115M to upgrade 175 Minnesota restaurants, including self-serve kiosks

It's part of a $6 billion modernization plan.

McDonald's restaurants in Minnesota will get a refresh as part of a massive investment plan by the fast-food giant.

The company said that it and its franchisees will be spending $115 million across 175 restaurants in the state this year and next, that will transform the "customer experience inside and outside."

The rest of Minnesota's 203 McDonald's restaurants have already had the upgrades.

Among the additions will be self-order kiosks, which recently debuted at the McDonald's in Uptown, as CityPages reported.

So what else to expect from the refurbishments? Well McDonald's says it'll mean the following:

– Modernized dining rooms with "globally and locally inspired decor, new furniture and refreshed exterior designs."

– Remodeled counters so that diners can sit while their food is being made and then have it brought to their seat.

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– New digital menu boards both inside and at the drive-thru.

– New parking spots for curbside pick-up orders through smartphones.

– Expanded McCafe counters and "larger display cases."

– The aforementioned digital self-order kiosks where customers can order and pay.

Liz Rammer, CEO of Hospitality Minnesota and the Minnesota Restaurant Association, said in a news release that the investment will help "sustain local jobs" both in the restaurants and through construction.

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