Bolingbrook CosMc's restaurant, first location of McDonald's spinoff, officially opens

Location for new McDonald's spinoff restaurant near Boughton and Weber roads

ByDiane Pathieu and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, December 8, 2023
Woman travels from London to Bolingbrook for CosMc opening
Move over McDonalds, the sister spinoff restaurant is getting all the attention.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- McDonald's officially opened its first CosMc's spinoff location Friday morning in Bolingbrook.

People lined up for hours to try the new McDonald's restaurant, but not everyone waited quite as long as Tanya Michael, who traveled from London to be there for the debut.

"I found out about this place, literally just booked my flight straight away," Michael said. "I got here like two days ago."

And she did not hold back while ordering.

CosMc's is a new idea from McDonalds.

"It's exciting!" customer Josefina Toledo said. "It looks really good!"

A drive-thru only, specialty beverage-focused spot, so you won't find any French fries or Big Macs but you will see berry energy drinks, lattes, cappuccino, donuts with fillings, and more. Dozens of cars were lining up for the 6 a.m. opening.

"I'm on my way to work so this worked out," customer Matt Bradstreet said.

And many, like Tanya, are driving away quite happy.

The Bolingbrook location near Boughton and Weber roads is unique in that it's the first one of the CosMc's to open in the world. It's part of a 10 restaurant pilot program.

The company made their official announcement of the restaurant's opening and menu items on Wednesday.

CosMc's menu items, photo courtesy of McDonald's: