The McDonald's at Bradlee Shopping Center on King Street in Alexandria is closed while it undergoes a nearly monthlong renovation.
The restaurant is surrounded by a chain-link fence. Chairs from inside the restaurant were sitting out on the sidewalk, and construction workers were busy ripping holes in exterior walls.
The weather this week, unseasonably warm for January, is perfect for outdoor construction work.
An employee said the McDonald's is expected to re-open at the end of January.
The McDonald's at 3510 Duke St. in Alexandria was recently renovated, as was the McDonald's at 5311 Duke St.