Although the West Loop and Fulton Market are rapidly expanding when it comes to commercial development, those who know Chicago would certainly say River North is among the city's hottest locations for tech companies and tech start-ups of all different kinds.  

McDonald's, arguably one of the Chicago area's most famous corporations, is one company that has certainly taken notice of River North's high concentration of tech-related companies, so much so, that they even plan on opening a corporate office in the area next year in an effort to better recruit tech talent.   

According to a recent article from Crain's, some of the company's growing digital strategy team, designers, and various business development employees are expected to move to the new River North office from their corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, but just how many exactly is still unclear. Currently, McDonald's current has 20 employees on its Digital team, but according to the same Crain's report, that number is expected to grow to nearly 300 by the end of 2015.  

McDonald's also recently opened a satellite office in San Francisco earlier in 2014 in a similar effort to take advantage of the region's strong technology landscape. 

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