Updated Jan. 6: According to owner Nick Kory, the new opening date for McDonald's is Feb. 5.
Work is progressing on the new McDonald’s at Route 30 and 135th Street in Plainfield.
The shell of the building, located in the Rose development, looked largely completed over the weekend, with a sign out front bearing a McDonald’s logo and proclaiming, “Here we grow again.”
According to Plainfield Village Planner Michael Garrigan, the restaurant will open during the first quarter of 2014; a sign in front of the building puts the opening date sometime in January.
As approved by the village board last summer, the new McDonald’s is permitted to have a 24-hour drive-thru. However, according to the restaurant’s website, the drive-thru will be open from 5 a.m. to midnight, and lobby hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Breakfast is served from 5 to 11 a.m.
The location will be the fourth Plainfield-area McDonald’s.
The north McDonald's location, 12501 S. Route 59 (north of 127th Street) has a 24-hour drive-thru, as does a nearby Joliet location at Route 59 and Caton Farm Road. The drive-thru at the other Plainfield McDonald's restaurant, located at Renwick Road and Route 59, closes at 11 p.m.The new McDonald’s is accepting online applications for both crew and management positions; click here to apply.