Nation's First Feng Shui Inspired McDonald's Restaurant Opens its Doors in Hacienda Heights

Feb 13, 2008, 00:00 ET from McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A local McDonald's
 restaurant recently unveiled a one-of-a-kind Feng Shui-inspired design, the
 nation's first. The restaurant, located at 15628 Gale Avenue, blends
 classic architecture with modern Feng Shui aspects including water
 elements, earth tones, red accents and exotic fauna. The recently renovated
 restaurant also features San Gabriel Valley's first McCafe, a coffee bar
 adjacent to the front counter.
     Feng Shui is the practice of placement and arrangement of space to
 achieve harmony with the environment. The five elements of fire, earth,
 wood, water and metal play an important role in the practice of Feng Shui
 in that the placement of these elements effects how energy is manifested.
     The restaurant combines elements of water located on the exterior of
 the dining area, symbolizing life and relaxation, with elements of fire and
 red accents throughout the dining area to symbolize good luck, laughter and
 light. The dining area also features symmetrically balanced seating
 arrangements in earth tone shades, pendant lights to warm up the interior,
 an elevated PlayPlace and three plasma televisions. The unique design was
 created using the expertise of Feng Shui Grand Master, Dr. Chi-Jean Liu and
 noted Long Beach design firm, JBI Industries, Inc.
     "We chose a Feng Shui design that creates a soothing environment for
 our customers to better enjoy their dining experience," said Mark
 Brownstein, McDonald's owner/operator. "We are pleased to bring this unique
 experience to our customers in a one-of-a-kind Feng Shui decor while
 serving our quality meals."
     The recently renovated McDonald's also features McCafe, serving coffee
 made from McDonald's Premium Roast Coffee. The coffee bar adjacent to the
 front counter serves cappuccinos, lattes and mochas.
     In addition to consulting for corporate clients, Dr. Liu has received
 various national and international awards. He has also been featured in
 several local television and print media including KNBC's "Good Day LA,"
 Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Star News and Orange County Register.
     For four decades, JBI Industries, Inc. has been the leader in quick
 service restaurant design and interiors. JBI Industries, Inc designs and
 constructs restaurant interiors that create exciting dining experiences and
 drive sales that set the benchmarks for the food service industry.
     Mark Brownstein, along with his business partners Peter Horner and
 Bryan Carmack own 23 McDonald's restaurants in Southern California and are
 part of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California which
 is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's
 restaurants in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San
 Bernardino and Ventura.
     Contact: Marissa Medina/Eniko Bolivar
Porter Novelli 310/444-7000

SOURCE McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California