Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) and McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) often get all the attention for their splashy restaurant remodels that often include tables made from reclaimed wood and touchscreen ordering kiosks.
But what Restaurant Brands International's (QSR - Get Report) Burger King chain is quietly doing to freshen up its restaurants deserves to get some love. Although Burger King pulled the plug on an aggressive remodeling campaign several years ago, it's now more methodical pace is creating many cool-looking spots among a chain that boasts more than 7,500 U.S. locations.
TheStreet recently stumbled upon a newly remodeled Burger King in Islip, NY and were surprised by its modern look and feel. Here is what we saw.
The Burger King logo felt more whimsical, too.
We aren't sure if this was reclaimed wood, but it had that feel.
We aren't sure if that guy etched on the wall is Burger King's new mascot. But, we prefer the King.
We wanted to eat our lunch in the restaurant.
In case you are wondering:
- Yes, the food still tasted like Burger King (not necesarily a bad thing).
- Shares of Restaurant Brands International have climbed 54% over the past year, out-performing the S&P 500's 16% gain.
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