As state and local officials work to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, uncertainty remains on when new restaurants planned in Reston and Herndon will open.
Although the McDonald’s in that fast food complex, which is known as McTacoHut, recently underwent renovations, Pupatella Founding Partner Michael Berger tells Reston Now it would be hard to offer an anticipated opening date.
The company hopes to begin construction once it receives a building permit from the county.
“We are currently in the final stages of obtaining our building permit from Fairfax County,” Berger said.
The building no longer bears the name of Pizza Hut, which closed late last year after its lease ended.
“We are thrilled to be joining the Reston community and plan to open as quickly as we are able,” Berger said.
The McDonald’s at McTacoHut in Reston has finally reopened after renovations.
The Reston location — which reopened on Monday (Feb. 10) — closed in early December and had expected to reopen by the end of 2019. The opening was stalled due to delays in the permitting process, according to a spokesperson for the company.
The business now has mobile ordering pay services, digital kiosks, and a more modern design. The renovation project was part of a nationwide effort to modernize McDonald’s locations across the country.
The McDonald’s at the famed McTacoHut in Reston is closed for renovations until the end of the month, a company official told Reston Now.
The fast food restaurant, which is one of three businesses in the fast food block at 11265 Roger Bacon Drive, will likely reopen by Dec. 30. The date is dependent on the county’s inspection schedule.
The renovation project is part of a nationwide effort to modernize McDonald’s locations across the country. The Reston location will offer mobile ordering pay service and digital kiosks for ordering.
McDonald’s served up its last meal on Friday (Dec. 6).
Fast food junkies can get their McDonald’s fix at the Herndon location (2475 Centerville Road), which was recently renovated.
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The Pizza Hut, which opened at 1821 Wiehle Avenue in 1977, is set to flip into a new pizzeria sometime early next year.
Now, more changes are in store for the fast food block, which is known as McTacoHut in Restonian-lingo.
The McDonald’s, which is located at 11265 Roger Bacon Drive, is set to undergo major renovations by early 2020. While county permits are in process, it’s estimated that renovations could begin early next month.
A spokesperson for the McDonalds Corp. told Reston Now the main lobby and drive-thru is expected to remain open throughout the renovation.
The renovations are part of the company’s efforts to modernize its look and incorporate technology like digital kiosks and mobile ordering.
The Pizza Hut plans to remain open until its lease ends in early 2020. After that, Pupatella, a Neoplitan pizza restaurant, will open in The Pizza Hut’s location.