Chris Habiger and his wife Karri already own five McDonald's franchises in St. Joseph, MO, and now they're working on opening their sixth—the "McDonald's of the Future." Scheduled to open in July, this 6,500 square foot McTopia will have an all-you-can-eat French fries deal, proving that dreams can come true for people in St. Joseph (and anyone willing to make the journey to this French fry mecca).
In a video posted to Facebook on April 5, Habiger said, "Ultimately, the blending of casual dining and quick service has pushed us to an exciting new frontier." And that new frontier is ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIES! And some other stuff, too. Whatever.
According to the video, the new McDonald's will showcase an entirely new "decor package" featuring natural elements alongside vibrant colors. And all-you-can-eat fries. There will be a large play area for kids, with features like "interactive lightboard tables" and all-you-can-eat fries. Then there's the party room, which Habiger says will be "truly one of a kind," with an "event attendant" and all-you-can-eat fries.
There will also be electronic kiosks where diners can place orders for customizable burgers, chicken sandwiches, and desserts. Diners can choose from multiple buns, cheeses, and toppings, which will then be delivered to their tables. Table service! Also, all-you-can-eat fries.
Habiger (whose name sounds a bit like "hamburger," if you said it with a stuffed up nose. Coincidence?? Yes, probably) mentioned that the all-you-can-eat fries will be offered as part of their "grand opening promotion," so it's unclear if the deal is here to stay, or just a fleeting chance to drown yourself in grease and partially rehydrated potato strips. Either way, it's probably a good idea to stop eating altogether now so you'll be sure to have tons of room for all-you-can-eat French fries come July.