McDonald’s Corp. will bring multiple departments together in a facility called “Speedee Labs” at its global headquarters in Chicago.
Speedee Labs will be focused on driving the customer experience and supporting innovation. The new facility will utilize a combination of McDonald’s existing footprint, as well as an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of leased space within the same building as its headquarters.
Employees from McDonald’s corporate office and the company’s existing innovation center in Romeoville, Ill., will collaborate on end-to-end development of restaurant solutions and technologies. Speedee Labs expects a phased opening to begin in the second half of 2023, which is when employees currently operating services out of the innovation center will relocate to McDonald’s headquarters.Chain Store Age