If the demand from the first day is an indication of future success, McDonald’s has a hit in the West Loop. The new restaurant, on the ground floor of the fast-food icon’s new corporate headquarters, ran out of many of the items from its international menu — food sold at McDonald’s in other countries. The West Loop restaurant ran out of items including cheese- and bacon-loaded fries from Australia and the Mighty Angus Burger From Canada.
The new restaurant, representing a modern evolution of the McDonald’s brand, opened on Wednesday to the public and was swarmed with customers. Officials at a media event on Tuesday touted the 6,000-square-foot restaurant as one of a kind, serving an exclusive rotating menu of food from their restaurant across the world. The restaurant’s location, on the corner of Randolph and Carpenter streets, is prime Chicago real estate. The area is among the trendiest districts for dining in the country with all-star chefs like Rick Bayless, Matthias Merges, and Stephanie Izard owning restaurants on Randolph. The special menu is a way of justifying the location.
McDonald’s officials on Thursday morning said they had replenished stock.
“Excitement for our global menu items exceeded our expectations and we did temporarily sell out of some items yesterday,” said owner-operator Nick Karavites in a written statement. “All of the items are now available again today and we’re excited for guests to have the opportunity to get a taste of them.”
Take a look at the touch screen ordering kiosks that showed customers they were out of stock on those special items.