NAVARRE — The McDonald’s restaurant in Navarre on Highway 98, a Costa Enterprise holding, is in the process of an extensive modernization remodel that will be revealed at a grand opening celebration April 6.

Beginning from the exterior, to the vestibule entry, and throughout the entire restaurant, there will be a new look and feel with modern and sleek design, digital menu boards, free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating areas and many more special touches.

Producing a positive economic impact in the Navarre area, the restaurant will employ approximately 90 people, with 30 to 50 new jobs anticipated to be created.

The new look includes a multi-level 1,100-square foot aquatic themed “Under The Sea PlayPlace” complete with a dedicated toddler area, community sparkle tables, and touch-to-play interactive game stations for children of all ages. Look for the walls of sea murals with vibrant colors that “move” depicting underwater life full of sea creatures, fish, coral reefs, buried treasure chests, sunken ships (U.S.S. Big Mac), submarines (Nugget 15), laser projection with lively digital characters, and more. Scuba divers with a unique “McSubmarine” will be suspended from the ceiling.

The community is invited to the grand opening ceremony on Thursday, April 6 at 9 a.m. which will include a multi-chamber ribbon cutting with the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Several check presentations will be given at this ceremony along with free breakfast provided to those in attendance thereafter. Costa McDonald’s also plans to host a Family Day open to the public on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special appearances with Ronald McDonald and friends, giveaways throughout the day and other offers.

The Navarre McDonald’s is hiring daily for all shifts and all positions. Positions include three additional Hospitality Ambassadors and two more managers. You can apply online at

The Navarre McDonald’s is owned and operated by Costa Enterprises, which operates 20 McDonald’s restaurants in Northwest Florida. For more information, call 897-3169 or visit