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McDonald's To Move Into Oprah's Old Chicago Offices

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McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

The world's biggest hamburger chain says it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago. McDonald's was previously based in the city from 1955 to 1971.

McDonald's is taking over the space that once housed Harpo Studios, where filming of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" took place until 2011.

The company says the move is a way for it to attract workers who want to live in cities.

Other companies have announced moves from the suburbs to cities, including Kraft Heinz and General Electric.