McDonald’s opens new store at old spot

Monticello Mayor Clint Herbst (standing left) joined Tammy Goedel, general manager for the rebuilt restaurant, Ronald McDonald and Tim Fisher, director of regional operations, for a counter ribbon-cutting Aug. 29.

Monticello Mayor Clint Herbst (standing left) joined Tammy Goedel, general manager for the rebuilt restaurant, Ronald McDonald and Tim Fisher, director of regional operations, for a counter ribbon-cutting Aug. 29.

Ronald McDonald, “chief happiness officer” of McDonald’s restaurants, joined local general manager Tammy Goedel and her staff in the newly rebuilt location at 100 Oakwood Drive Aug. 29 to welcome special community guests for tours and a celebration.
McDonald’s had shut and locked the doors of its former building on the site May 31 of this year, and Goedel and company counted down the hours last week as they were meeting their goal to reopen exactly three months later on Aug. 31.
“Our customers have been very patient the last couple of months we’ve been under construction,” Goedel said. “We’re very happy to get them back.”
The Oakwood Drive restaurant opened 4 a.m. Aug. 31 and will remain open 24 hours every normal business day for both drive-up and dining room service. McDonald’s breakfast menu is served there 3 to 10:30 a.m.
Opening promotions continue through this week, as the Oakwood Drive location is giving 25 cents to the Monticello Food Shelf for every “Extra Value Meal” sold through Sept. 6.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Ronald McDonald is returning to Oakwood Drive with card tricks and other fun.
On its webpage, the restaurant promotes other information including an opportunity for schools to schedule fundraising nights. Visit the page by first going to mcminnesota.com.

By Paul Rignell

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