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
SOURCE McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California