If you’re a tourist in New York City, or even a local who’s trying to get through downtown Manhattan, you’ve seen it or maybe eaten in it – the giant McDonald’s on 42nd Street in Times Square in the marquee Broadway style.
However, no more: the company confirmed on Wednesday that the location has closed permanently until Tuesday.
“McDonald’s reviews its restaurant portfolio on a regular basis to make the best decisions to move our business forward. Closing the 42North Dakota The Times Square restaurant was a difficult decision, but we look forward to continuing to serve our customers at the flagship McDonald’s at 45th and Broadway and in neighboring communities, “the company said in a statement.
The 17,000-square-foot restaurant was a company flagship for much of the nearly two decades it was open. But it became less important to the brand after the new flagship opened a few blocks north.
McDonald’s has decided to limit its breakfast menu throughout the day amid the coronavirus outbreak.