Iconic McDonald’s Closes its Doors


Coral Springs first McDonald's opened January 7th, 1975

Coral Springs first McDonald’s opened January 7th, 1975

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Almost 40 years to the day after it first opened, the first McDonald’s in Coral Springs has closed its doors.

But not for too long.

McDonald's in Coral Springs before it's first makeover

McDonald’s in Coral Springs before it’s first makeover

The restaurant which opened in January 1975 at 7751 W. Sample Road will reopen in May after a total makeover according to James Marchant, Director of Operations.

It’s more than just a makeover for this iconic McDonald’s which was the first to open without the famous arches due to city signage restrictions.  First, it will be totally demolished.  

McDonald's at 7751 W Sample Rd in Coral Springs as it looks before demolition

McDonald’s at 7751 W Sample Rd in Coral Springs as it looks before demolition

Marchant said that the demolition, which will begin next week, will allow them to update the restaurant to a newer, contemporary design unlike the double mansard roof building which has been the McDonald’s trademark look since 1968. The interior will feature natural finishes in the lobby, zoned seating areas with a variety of seating types with comfortable configurations, lower lighting levels in the dining area, and recessed and pendant lighting fixtures which will all enhance the dining experience.

The drive-thru will get an update as well with a two lane ordering system which will make placing and picking up orders faster and easier than ever.

Stay posted for their grand reopening in May.  We hope to bring you the news of this big day.

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Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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They need to give it a more updated urban theme.

Freemen Ownrifles
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Freemen Ownrifles

COME AROUND 3PM M-F…. ALL THE “URBAN THEME” YOU COULD EVER WANT WILL BE CHIMPING OUT IN THE PARKING LOT…..

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Got busted for playing on the roof When I was a kid. Worked there for a bit in high school. Sad to see it go.

Jeff
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I don’t set foot in McD anymore. Most of them were looking like the hadn’t mopped the floors in years. They’RE filthy cesspool now instead of clean kid friendly venues now.

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It definitely is not the first to open without the “iconic arches.”
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