McDonald’s has closed four restaurants in Idaho Wal-Mart, including one on Boise’s 8300 W. Overland Road. Retailers are looking for options to add new eateries.
“Since December 2020, four small McDonald’s restaurants in the Idahow Wal-Mart store have closed,” spokesman Lindsay Rainey said in an email to Statesman. “The local franchisee has stated that it is ready to close these locations.”
Others were on Nampa’s 2100 12th Avenue Road, Caldwell’s 5108 Cleveland Road, and Ammon outside Pocatello in East Idaho.
McDonald’s blamed the low sales at the exit, which was particularly serious during the coronavirus pandemic.To That annual report, McDonald’s said it closed about 200 restaurants in the United States in 2020. Half of them were in Wal-Mart stores.
The independent McDonald’s restaurants in Boysy, Nampa and Caldwell have closed their dining rooms, but takeaway, drive-through and curbside pickups are still available. McDonald’s restaurants in Wal-Mart did not have drive-through windows, and few customers visited during the early months of the pandemic.
The· The Wall Street Journal reported Wal-Mart is testing Taco Bell, Domino’s Pizza Charlie’s Philly SteakThe company in Columbus, Ohio, has 600 independent restaurants nationwide, including Oregon, Washington, and Utah.
“We changed the order to make sure that what we were doing was in line with the company’s strategy,” said Lin Fulcher, vice president of customer strategy at Wal-Mart. I told the journal what the customer wanted.
In addition to where McDonald’s operates, Wal-Mart is 7319 W. State St in Garden City. I’m looking for a restaurant operator for a store in.Ann Online list says that space There are 2,209 square feet.
There used to be about 1,000 McDonald’s restaurants in Wal-Mart stores. The arrangement lasted 30 years.
McDonald’s plans to leave 150 restaurants in Wal-Mart following another closing round scheduled for this summer.
“McDonald’s maintains its presence in Wal-Mart stores through more locations,” Rainey said.
It’s unclear if Wal-Mart’s Boise Area McDonald’s employees have been offered positions at other local McDonald’s. Darmody Enterprises, a McDonald’s restaurant franchise operator in the Boise region, didn’t call.
A Wal-Mart spokesperson did not reply to an email asking about the plan.