Published Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 11:32 a.m.
Updated Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 3:38 p.m.
McDonald’s golden arches are going glitz.
The iconic burger chain recently opened a one-of-a-kind restaurant on the Strip, across the street from CityCenter and the Cosmopolitan.
The “Metro McDonald’s,” as it is called, features digital menu boards, Wi-Fi access, sleek, modern furniture and graffiti murals. It comprises 6,734 square feet over two stories and is open 24 hours.
Las Vegas is the only city in the world to house a Metro McDonald’s.
“We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind restaurant that complements the current metropolitan landscape and character of Las Vegas,” said Josephine Wee, Rocky Mountain operations manager for McDonald’s USA. While almost 90 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are independent franchises, this location is corporate owned.
To celebrate its debut, the restaurant will play host to a grand-opening party for the public from midnight to 6 a.m. Friday, May 4.
The eatery will be transformed into a Vegas-inspired nightclub with a red carpet, live DJ, showgirls and celebrity servers. Prize-filled balloons will offer free food and show tickets, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.