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McDonald's Opens LEED-Certified Restaurant in Chicago

 - May 4, 2009
References: greenbeanchicago & treehugger
When you think of eco-friendly restaurants, you probably don’t think of fast food; a brand new McDonald’s in Chicago is attempting to change that.

This LEED-certified McDonald’s in Chicago boasts permeable pavers, LED-illuminated signage, trash and recycling receptacles throughout the dining and kitchen area, landscaping that is comprised of hardy plants that are native to the area, and an advanced water collection system that includes a pollution-scrubbing rain garden.

Who knew fast food could be so green?