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Dismantling the Olympic McDonald’s

July 18, 2012

With preparations for the London Olympics in full swing, there’s been a lot of focus — both good and bad — on McDonald’s building their largest restaurant ever just a stone’s throw from Olympic Stadium. The 32,000-square-foot, double-decker restaurant will seat 1,500 diners and could serve some 50,000 Big Macs over the course of the games.

The interesting thing about this mega-McDonald’s is that it’s temporary. It will only be in business during the Olympics (and the following Paralympics) and then be completely dismantled. Three-quarters of the furniture and fittings at the flagship are set to be reused in other McDonald’s restaurants after the games, and the rest will be sold off to other restaurants. Which means, of course, that they’re going to need an appraisal so they can get the most bang for their buck.

And considering the varied bits and pieces that could be up for sale, a CMEA would likely need all their appraisal experience and skills to assign value. How much for a gently used fry station? What’s the value of a light board that once housed the McDonald’s menu? How much for the tables, chairs, and ketchup packets? We’ll have to wait and see what the appraisal report says!

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By: NEBB Institute

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