Think of it as a drive-through for people on foot.
A newly renovated McDonald’s in Cambridge’s Central Square is getting ready to introduce a walk-up window where pedestrians can order and pick up food without going inside the restaurant. The walk-up window is a familiar McDonald’s concept in some other cites, including New York and Chicago, but it’s new to Massachusetts.
The window doesn’t just let lazy Cambridge customers skip the extra 25 feet to interior counter — McDonald’s Corp. hopes to keep it open after the lobby closes at 11 p.m., so customers can get their fix of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets 24 hours a day.
The owners of the Central Square McDonald’s held a grand reopening of the restaurant Wednesday, but were still awaiting a city permit for the walk-up, which they hope will arrive soon. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.