Traffic slowing down on Hillsboro Road continued to hope McDonalds, located at 4114 Hillsboro Pike, would be open. Now, in its exceptional but practical aesthetic design the restaurant is finally open.
An incredible collaboration between the owners Phil, Vicki and their son Clark with architect local Tom Cornell has created a sophisticated but welcoming restaurant.
People have always selected McDonalds for a quick meal, a place to bring their children, a meet-up hang-out and to join with others for a morning coffee group, one of which has been in the Green Hills McDonalds for 31 years.
Sophistication has taken over-one orders from a kiosk, receives a stand up number and good is delivered. If a person is in a wheel chair, with a punch of a button on the screen, the menu is brought down to an appropriate level.
Clark, a young Dad, was instrumental in making sure visiting kids have a great experience beyond their food selection. The playhouse now is better than any McDonalds visited and there is a “quiet” space outside the play area where kids can watch cartoons, movies or play on there computers or on light tables.
Not only is ADA addressed well, but sustainable furniture has been used. All of the chairs are made from recycled Coca Cola containers, actually one entire chair takes 111 recycled bottles to produce (including the legs). There is appropriate height counters and a ramp for wheel chair users.
To continue to be a strong member of the community, the design is inclusive of glass “smooth” wall to close off a room for reserved meetings. And there is a bank of windows that actually opens.
And the kitchen-state of the art stainless steel; a ramp for order delivery outside.
The Gray owners made the opening day on January 1st. Mrs. Gray put vases of fresh flowers on all the tables and the waitstaff gave out gratis coffee, continuing around the dining room to give fill-ups. They couldn’t have been more friendly.
The restaurant will celebrate the grand reopening on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and check presentation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Councilman Russ Pulley will announce on behalf of Mayor Megan Barry that Jan 13 was McDonald’s Day in Nashville. The first 100 people in attendance will receive free Big Macs for a year, courtesy of McDonald’s. The morning will be filled with activities for the entire family including face painting, a balloon artist and the Hillsboro High School marching band.
The newly modernized Green Hills McDonald’s will continue to be locally owned and operated and support community initiatives across the area, including continued commitment to their food donation program. This food donation program feeds hungry people in the community, and reduces emissions and waste in landfills. Food is packed, labeled and frozen at the restaurant. Then, it is picked up and delivered to local charities.