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One-of-a-kind Metro McDonald’s debuts on Las Vegas Strip

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Steve Marcus

The ground floor dining area boasts a contemporary theme in the new Metro McDonald’s at Harmon Avenue and the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, April 19, 2012. The 24-hour restaurant, with a second floor dining area, will host it’s grand opening to the public on Friday, May 4 at midnight to 6 a.m.

Updated Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 3:38 p.m.

New Metro McDonald's opens on The Strip

The ground floor dining area boasts a contemporary theme in the new Metro McDonald's at Harmon Avenue and the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, April 19, 2012. The 24-hour restaurant, with a second floor dining area, will host it's grand opening to the public on Friday, May 4 at midnight to 6 a.m. Launch slideshow »

McDonald’s golden arches are going glitz.

The iconic burger chain recently opened a one-of-a-kind restaurant on the Strip, across the street from CityCenter and the Cosmopolitan.

The “Metro McDonald’s,” as it is called, features digital menu boards, Wi-Fi access, sleek, modern furniture and graffiti murals. It comprises 6,734 square feet over two stories and is open 24 hours.

Las Vegas is the only city in the world to house a Metro McDonald’s.

“We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind restaurant that complements the current metropolitan landscape and character of Las Vegas,” said Josephine Wee, Rocky Mountain operations manager for McDonald’s USA. While almost 90 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are independent franchises, this location is corporate owned.

To celebrate its debut, the restaurant will play host to a grand-opening party for the public from midnight to 6 a.m. Friday, May 4.

The eatery will be transformed into a Vegas-inspired nightclub with a red carpet, live DJ, showgirls and celebrity servers. Prize-filled balloons will offer free food and show tickets, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.

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