New McDonald's Opening Soon in Plainfield

The possibility of a 24-hour drive-thru was a concern for some residents last summer; according to the restaurant, it will close at midnight.

The new Plainfield McDonald's is slated to open in January 2014, according to the company. Credit: Shannon Antinori
The new Plainfield McDonald's is slated to open in January 2014, according to the company. Credit: Shannon Antinori

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. 
joe December 29, 2013 at 08:07 PM
OK, great. Now I know where to go when I crave fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
T Loeper December 29, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Get ready for all the trash it will bring to your neighborhoods. You'll see the big plastic drink cups from kids who take them from the restuarant and when their done with their drink just decide to drop it anywhere they please.
Vicky Polito December 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM
We're not big Micky D's customers in our family. The food is bad for your health and it’s not even very tasty. And, they've got some serious PR problems and I think REAL work to do in terms of employee compensation. The average worker at a Mc’s makes $8.25 an hour and their CEO makes $8.75 million dollars a year. Yet they actually offered their employees financial “help” this past year in the form of a suggested budget that employees could follow and still save about $100 a month, telling them that they could have “almost anything [you] want as long as you plan ahead and save for it”. Great, but the budget required the employee to work two jobs for at least 75 hours a week and didn’t account for some key line items at all, like heating your home, etc. It’s also been reported that the employee resource site for McD’s had tips to employees such as returning holiday gifts for cash and selling their possessions on eBay to make extra money. YIKES! McDonald’s is like an old friend you have a ton of history with, but one day you really take a hard look and listen and face the fact that you’ve grown apart. It’s fine for the CEO to make a big check and of course there are different tiers of compensation in the work a day world, but can anyone come up with a reasonable answer as to what exactly that CEO brings to the company that is actually worth over 500 times the compensation of one of their lowest paid full time employees? What is the true value-added that warrants that money and that disparity? It’s excessive and greedy and obnoxious. So, when I see the golden arches on the road, I just keep driving.
Shane grojean December 30, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Couldn't be happier to see this go in at this location. Keep up the good work!
Frank December 30, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Sick and tired of people beating up on McDonald's. I welcome this needed addition to the neighborhood. What people seem to forget is that McDonald's NEVER makes mistakes when picking locations. So, the development of a McDonald's there would only suggest further development of a very underutilized/underdeveloped commercial corridor is right around the corner. When McDonald's jumps into the pond, MANY others always follow and this will only serve to benefit the existing merchants and the community as a whole.
Vicky Polito December 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM
I agree Gina that the menu as a few choices that sound healthier, but in fact those items are actually very "pre-fab" and have some pretty bad preservative treatments in/on them and still lots of bad and unnatural chemicals, salt, fats, sugars, etc. They're surely better than just the fried items or the burgers and such, but still not that good. It is hard for "fast" food from any company to equal high quality food--even if it's pretty simple food--because of the pressure of not only keeping the cost down for the consumer but keeping the profit margin UP. That whole "slow food" movement that stalled out from a few years ago was a good thing if only because the nutrition from it was better.
Think About It December 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM
With 3 Mc Donald's, this should have been a Mc Cafe, Mc Donalds like the one near Renwick and Weber Rds., to off-set the other two shabbier cookie cutter Mc Donald's.
JB December 30, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Vicky needs a hobby - don't like it don't go - and pleas get off your soapbox about capitalism - you bore many!
Fernando December 30, 2013 at 09:31 PM
JB awesome comments on Vicki. Funny, when you see her name--MASSIVE PARAGRAPH to follow, usually with the same gripes-wish I could be as pure and perfect as her one day.
Roy Rumaner January 07, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Vicky must be related to Oswego Patch Cindy who demands that alcohol be abolished since it is causing so many problems in America. Must be part of the same "I don't like it, so you can't have it" club.


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