The New McDonald’s on Clayton Road

October 29, 2012 15:50 pm · 27 comments

Well, that didn’t take long, did it?

The old McDonald’s on Clayton Road in Concord was demolished in late-August, and now, the new restaurant will be open in just a couple of weeks, if not sooner.

Click on each picture for a much larger view. You gotta give them credit, the property will look 100% better when it’s completed.

Killjoy October 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The store may look better, but the bums in the parking lot will be the same.

Eman October 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I bet the food will still be the same. Frozen and than microwaved.

ROMI October 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

CPD still has to do something about the homeless in the area. I have seen so many homeless fights, and aggressive pan handling there.

Lorelei October 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

And the artery-clogging poison they sell will be the same. If you haven’t seen “Super-Size Me,” the library has it….should scare you to death!

Judge Roy Bean October 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Did they add crank to the main menu? That would help on cutting down on the punk-zippo crank dealer bike riders that sell to the homeless and zip in and out of traffic.

landana mike October 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I’m sure the homeless can’t wait to take a birdbath in that new bathroom

MikeT October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The contractor did a great job and really moved this project along. It looks alot better than the old one.

City Girl October 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Still a dump!!!!!!!!

anonymous October 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Looks good!! Mickey D’s doing their part to make things look better!! Some of us like their food. Don’t like it, don’t go there! Pretty simple! As far as the notorious bums, what can you do???

Rob October 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Thank goodness – it was hard to find a fast food place on Clayton Road…

Not Rocket Science October 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

“CPD still has to do something about the homeless in the area.”
There is one reason they stay in that area, recycling center behind the shopping center across the street. Same thing with the homeless encampment areas, 242 and Concord Ave.

JustMe October 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I passed by this yesterday, and am looking forward to the re-opening. We generally visit this every week to grab breakfast on the go, and have instead had to opt for going to Walnut Creek, which doesn’t have a drive thru. It’s just not the same.

The remodel has done wonders for the Pittsburg and Antioch locations.

One thing I have noticed, since closing down, Nations has gotten a ton more business in Concord.

Btw, regarding the homeless, I saw the police dealing with them on Sunday, behind Nations.

Mayor if you do find out when they re-open, do let us know. There are some of us who are interested…

Howard K Mullins III October 29, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I Dunno, seems to look like McDonald’s is trying to look like a respectable restaurant, from the look of the place in the photos.

No matter how nice it may look on the outside, after a few hundred people walk through the place it will be just as filthy as it was before. Snotty, runny nosed, unruly children running out of control through the place, adults who have no concept of hygiene lounging aimlessly about, yuck. And people can really eat the food there?

I am not a huge prude, just a moderate prude, but fast food and fast germs seem to go hand in unwashed hand in fast food places. Better off buying a can of tuna from a grocery store and eating it with my good o’ reliable and clean spork.

Seal October 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

This looks so great! Professionalism–can’t wait til it opens.

Em Dubya October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nice to see the facelift. The last one was in the early 80’s. Sad to see how the area has declined over recent years. I attended many a birthday party there in the 1970’s. 31 Flavors, Taco Bell and Radio Shack used to share the same parking lot. Odd to call the 1970’s the good old days….

Raina October 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I think it’s GREAT that they built a new building. It will definatly help the corners appearance. Maybe that will help with the homeless wanting to hang out there. But I will miss the little shack that you paid at in the drive-thru line..I thought it was kinda old school..but definatly NOT safe for the worker stuck out there.

stoopid monkey October 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I for one am happy to see the new building. It will be new and clean. The crew at the old one was actually quite clean. The people that go into any restaurant are the dirty ones. The homeless are another problem. No one there ever wanted to say anything to them. Even when they used the bathroom to bathe. I hope they have security to keep them out.

The Richards Family October 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Looks great, great job.

mac October 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Great job. Let’s get some other businesses on the rehab path. How about turning K-mart into a Target? That would be awesomeness.

ugly color of red October 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM

That color of red is really an eyesore and irritating to look at; right up there with their mystery meat hamburgers. This is absolutely no cosmetic improvement for Concord. It’s uglier than the old building but I guess it is their lot to do with as they please.

ugly color of red October 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Why is it that Concord is inundated with homeless you can’t go anywhere in the entire City without being hassled any more.

Jinx October 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Can’t believe we finally got at new homeless cage fighting arena after all these years. It’s kind of like riding on a Greyhound bus with new seats.

K October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

So many haters. Not sure what you were expecting. The remodel was needed to bring it on par with other McDonalds. I agree with Raina about the little drive thru shack. It was novel but it didn’t look safe for the employee at all!

Shiloh October 30, 2012 at 6:51 AM

I had thought it would be the classier remodel like I’ve seen in Brentwood and elsewhere – but I guess they didn’t think Clayton Rd deserved that one! Too bad – they just set the bar very low. Wish no one would eat there – it’s not real food!!!! Buy a hamburger and fries and set it on a plate in your house for a couple years. It will shrink a little as it dehydrates but it will not mold! I have seen this in person. Why eat something like that?

KooKooKaChoo October 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM

If it had palm trees you’d swear it was an In n Out. That’s probably the point. Too bad it’s not.

Was in So Cal last weekend – In n Out and Chick-fil-A right next to each other. Only thing better would be to have Krispy Kreme between them.

Chuckie's Wife October 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM

@ KooKooKaChoo (#25) – We don’t have In ‘n’ Out and Chick-fil-A right next to each other, but we do now have an In ‘n’ Out in Pleasant Hill (by Toys R Us) and a Chick-fil-A will open November 8 in Walnut Creek. So go have your fill!

As for McDonald’s on Clayton Road, I’m glad they tore down the old building and put up a new one. If it will be better or cleaner, who knows. The food will certainly be the same as any other Micky D all over the world.

Sad though is that all the employees that worked there were apparently let go – I saw a “Now Hiring” sign up on the fence yesterday… I hope if some of the old employees apply, they will be hired back.

mwo1859 October 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I remember back in the early to mid 90s that was part of the cruise strip. We would hang out with our lowriders and eat at MCD’s and Taco Bell. No homeless there then. I was the President of After Hours Car Club.

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