McDonald's Stores Are Leaving New York

C. Heslop

In one region, McDonald's establishments are leaving New York. The company's competitor Shake Shack will take over the shuttered spots. The change follows New York State Thruway's commitment to redevelop 27 service areas.

McDonald's will close nine stores, which have been serving customers for 20 years.

New York State Thruway And Its Impact

The redevelopment caused the Ramapo and Warners service areas to shut down. The facilities received a facelift. The update includes outdoor seating, food trunks, playgrounds, pet walking, and restaurant areas.

The construction had drawbacks. Nine McDonald's locations near the Thruway area have closed. The shuttering took effect on January 1. Statements said the closures were temporary. Organizers arranged for Applegreen C-Store, Sbarro, Subway, and Burger King to be available.

But McDonald's will return.

The given reason was financial troubles. The rest stops now include Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, and Panda Express. Shoppers do not seem to mind. Reports say consumers are looking for trendy, luxury, fast food replacements.

New food establishment and the assigned areas:


  • Angola Service Area: Shake Shack, Panda Express, Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Starbucks
  • Ontario Service Area: Burger King, Starbucks, and Panera Bread
  • Port Byron Service Area: Burger King and Dunkin’
  • Warners Service Area: Burger King and Starbucks
  • DeWitt Service Area: Starbucks.
  • Schuyler Service Area: Dunkin’
  • Mohawk Service Area: Dunkin’ and Burger King
  • Guilderland Service Area: Burger King and Starbucks
  • Malden Service Area: Dunkin’ and Burger King

Are you a McDonald's or a Shake Shack food fan?


What do you think?

Comment your thoughts, and feel free to share this article on social media.

*Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. This article got written using accredited media reports. Below are affiliate links. *Advice Disclaimer: The article and the information contained herein are not intended to be a source of advice.*

Gift Coffee | Claim your free Newsbreak account | Earn cash

Comments / 0

Published by

Stories about local businesses, money, and much more.


More from C. Heslop

Comments / 0