The first of hundreds of stores to get a toned-down design hoping people will stick around is located off the 60 freeway in Hacienda Heights. Eater Los Angeles digests the news release and says "'earth tones and exotic fauna' will replace the former Hi-C red and electric yellow palate. There will also be a McCafe, an upscale coffee bar, and exterior water elements symbolizing 'life and relaxation.'"
Physical Los Angeles
Nation's first 'Feng Shui-inspired' McDonald's
More by Kevin Roderick:Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Physical Los Angeles stories on LA Observed:The story behind one cool LA map
'Lost LA' series debuts Wednesday on KCET
HistoricPlacesLA website is ready for you now
Observing the L.A. River
Woman vs. Fritz Coleman *
Trying to like L.A. Live
LA Observed on KCRW
Save the Dutton's building?