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939 Bunny Trail
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
Public Meeting: MCDONALD'S USA, LLC: requesting approval of a Planned Development District Precise Implementation Plan to allow for the construction of a 4,366 square foot drive-up restaurant and associated parking at 939 Bunny Trail, which is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Prairie Lakes Drive and Bunny Trail. The property is described as: Lot 8, Bunny's Corner according to the recorded PLAT therof on file or of record in the Office of the County Recorder, Dane County, Wisconsin. (PC13-2068)
SUN PRAIRIE COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
SUN PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN 53590
MAY 21, 2013
FILE NUMBER 11,767
Ald. Fassbender, on behalf of the Planning Commission, entered the following report pertaining to a resolution requesting approval of a Planned Development District Precise Implementation Plan to allow for the construction of a 4,366 square foot drive-up restaurant and associated parking at 939 Bunny Trail, which is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Prairie Lakes Drive and Bunny Trail.
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 the Plan Commission held a public meeting to consider a request by McDonald's USA, LLC for approval of the construction of a 4,366 square foot drive-up restaurant and associated parking at 939 Bunny Trail.
PLAN COMMISSION FINDINGS:
The Plan Commission found that the request for approval of the PIP complies with the requirements of the City of Sun Prairie's Zoning Ordinance and other applicable plans and regulations provided the conditions of approval listed in the attached resolution are met in full by the applicant. The Plan Commission removed original condition #10 as stated in the staff report, which would have required additional glazing along the west façade of the building.
PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION:
After carefully reviewing the request and after making its findings, the Plan Commission voted to recommend that the City Council conditionally approve the requested PIP.
Ald. Fassbender made a motion to approve Resolution 13/059; a Planned Development District Precise Implementation Plan to allow for the construction of a 4,366 square foot drive-up restaurant and associated parking at 939 Bunny Trail, which is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Prairie Lakes Drive and Bunny Trail.
PETITIONER: MCDONALD'S USA, LLC – PC13-2068
Seconded by Ald. Hoffmann. Motion passed upon roll call of the following vote:
AYE: Fassbender, Freund, Gage, Carlson, Hoffmann, Polenske
ABSENT: Hutkowski, Weber
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The McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.
A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself. The corporation's revenues come from the rent, royalties and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. McDonald's revenues grew 27 percent over the three years ending in 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9 percent growth in operating income to $3.9 billion.
McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has expanded its menu to include salads, fish, wraps, smoothies and fruit.
The business began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald at 1398 North E Street at West 14th Street in San Bernardino, California (at 34.1255°N 117.2946°W). Their introduction of the "Speedee Service System" in 1948 furthered the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant that the White Castle hamburger chain had already put into practice more than two decades earlier. The original mascot of McDonald's was a man with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head whose name was "Speedee". Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald by 1967 when the company first filed a U.S. trademark on a clown shaped man having puffed out costume legs.
McDonald's first filed for a U.S. trademark on the name "McDonald's" on May 4, 1961, with the description "Drive-In Restaurant Services", which continues to be renewed through the end of December 2009. In the same year, on September 13, 1961, the company filed a logo trademark on an overlapping, double arched "M" symbol. The overlapping double arched "M" symbol logo was temporarily disfavored by September 6, 1962, when a trademark was filed for a single arch, shaped over many of the early McDonald's restaurants in the early years. Although the "Golden Arches" appeared in various forms, the present form as a letter "M" did not appear until November 18, 1968, when the company applied for a U.S. trademark. The present corporation dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955, the ninth McDonald's restaurant overall. Kroc later purchased the McDonald brothers' equity in the company and led its worldwide expansion, and the company became listed on the public stock markets in 1965. Kroc was also noted for aggressive business practices, compelling the McDonald brothers to leave the fast food industry. The McDonald brothers and Kroc feuded over control of the business, as documented in both Kroc's autobiography and in the McDonald brothers' autobiography. The San Bernardino store was demolished in 1976 (or 1971, according to Juan Pollo) and the site was sold to the Juan Pollo restaurant chain. It now serves as headquarters for the Juan Pollo chain, as well as a McDonald's and Route 66 museum. With the expansion of McDonald's into many international markets, the company has become a symbol of globalization and the spread of the American way of life. Its prominence has also made it a frequent topic of public debates about obesity, corporate ethics and consumer responsibility.