McDonald's has announced it will open 15 new restaurants in the UK this year under the new “trendy, modern” look it launched last year. The company also said it would redesign and rebrand a further 150 of its approximately 1,250 restaurants over the next 12 months, as it moves towards a healthier image. The fast-food chain unveiled its new look last August in its restaurant in The Marlows, Hemel Hempstead, which saw the group replace its usual fascia colours of red and yellow with pastel shades of browns and creams. Created by French designer Philippe Avanzi, the new designs also saw bolted down, yellow and red plastic furniture and fixtures, replaced by stools, easy chairs in pastel shades of khaki, lime, orange and russet. The company said last year that should the new look be successful, it would introduce it to 200 of its UK outlets - a sixth of the company's estate - over the next three years.