The Batavia McDonald’s restaurant unveiled a fresh new look with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 7.
“We want everyone to stop in and see the improvements that we have made to the interior of our location,” said manager Rachel Drexler. “The fresh quality of the food has not changed, but we have remodeled and renovated the dining area with many improved customer conveniences that provides a more comfortable and contemporary eating experience for our guests.”
Taking a little over a month to complete, the major remodeling project has made many changes and improvements to the interior of the store.
Just a few of these improvements include shiny new flooring tiles, decorative walls, a double drive-thru, spacious and comfortable booths, new tables and chairs, remodeled restrooms, and a more convenient soda fountain/drink station.
"Our customers will see dramatic changes to the interior and exterior of the building reflecting an upscale and modern decor," she said. "The addition of the double drive-thru and the cashless payment options will make it easier for customers to enjoy a quality meal quickly and easily."
The new design scheme uses contemporary colors to evoke a young adult feel, featuring traditional architectural materials and accents, Whitaker said.
"The bright, revitalized order counter area is an important aspect of any customer's visit. Our dining room features bistro style seating and large comfortable booths with high backs which provides a more comfortable space for dining."
During the ceremony, the American flag was raised by Clermont County V.F.W. Troop #3954 members Edgar "Fuzzy" Sims, Odell Dobbs, Alantie Wilson, and troop commander David Conley.
The Clermont County Sauls Homeless Shelter and the Batavia Children's Library each received a $150 check from McDonald's and there was a special appearance by chief happiness officer Ronald McDonald.
According to Whitaker, McDonald's is the leading global food service retailer, with 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 47 million people each day.
Approximately 70 percent of all McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent franchises.