A quick follow-up to the news from last week that a new McDonald's is going up near Tacoma's Walmart:
The restaurant is not corporate-owned, despite information on the building permit and initial confirmation from a regional spokesman. It will be run by a franchisee, Willie Cho, who owns several McDonald's in the region.
It will open in late December or early January, according to information provided by McDonald's regional office in Kirkland. It will employ 80 people, and the restaurant will have the double-drive-through lanes becoming standard at McDonald's.