McDonald's HQ on the move
June 13, 2016
by Erica Shaffer
McDonald's is moving from a Chicago suburb into downtown.
OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s Corp. is a brand on the move in more ways than one, said Steve Easterbrook, president and CEO. The company is moving its headquarters to the West Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago by the spring of 2018.
|Steve Easterbrook, president and CEo of McDonald's
“Moving our headquarters to Chicago is another significant step in our journey to build a better McDonald’s,” Easterbrook said in a statement. “This world-class environment will continue to drive business momentum by getting us even closer to customers, encouraging innovation and ensuring great talent is excited about where they work.”
The company’s new address is 1045 W. Randolph St. The company plans to renovate the space into a “modern setting that fosters collaboration and connectivity.” The new headquarters also will be home to Hamburger Univ., one of seven state-of-the-art learning centers for the company’s future leaders and employees.
“McDonald’s looks forward to returning to the Chicago community where we started and to building together the next chapter of success in the history of this great company," said Rick Hernandez, chairman of McDonald’s. “Today’s announcement is about more than just a new location for us. It is an important investment in our people as we look to create a start-of-the-art company headquarters they can use to move our business forward for many years to come.”
McDonald’s corporate offices were based in Chicago from 1955 to 1971. The fast-food giant currently occupies more than 860,000 sq. ft. in Oak Brook, a suburb of Chicago.