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Fast-Food Restaurants Revamped: Plainfield Eateries to Get a New Look

The Plainfield Wendy's will get a modern update, much like the Algonquin location. Credit: Patch file photo
The Plainfield Wendy's will get a modern update, much like the Algonquin location. Credit: Patch file photo
Maybe it's the competition?

With a Hardee's restaurant giving an old Burger King new life and a new McDonald's soon to open, two other Plainfield fast-food joints are scheduled to remodel during the first half of 2014, according to Plainfield Village Planner Michael Garrigan.

Garrigan said the McDonald's at Renwick Road and Route 59 is scheduled to be renovated early this year.

"They want to give it a more contemporary design," Garrigan said of the restaurant, which will remain open during renovations.

Another restaurant — Wendy's at Route 59 and 135th Street — will close for remodeling as it also gets a modern update. Garrigan called the project a "complete re-imaging," saying the owner is abandoning the old-fashioned hamburger stand look for a more sleek design.

Another area Wendy's franchise, located on Rickert Drive in Naperville, recently reopened after getting a similar update, as did a location in Algonquin.

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Vicky Polito January 07, 2014 at 04:05 PM
I saw the Wendy's remodel on Rickert. It looks good from the street. They are holding onto the little caricature of Wendy, the little cartoon type drawing of her in pig-tails, and that's not a good fit to my eye. But, it's a real icon of the business and I imagine that they don't want to lose that bit of their history.
Sunny D January 08, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Does anyone know when and for how long Wendy's will be closed?
Shannon Antinori (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 12:43 PM
I haven't been able to pin down a timeline yet. I know the Naperville location was closed for a couple months when it remodeled.

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