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June 4, 2014
RIO GRANDE — The McDonald’s restaurant in Rio Grande will host a grand reopening celebration Friday through Sunday for its remodeled restaurant.
The celebration will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday. McDonald’s owner/operator Kurt Sauber will cut the ribbon to officially open the new restaurant. Representatives from local government and business entities will be present. Ronald McDonald will appear live from 4-6 p.m. Friday.
Customers have a chance at being one of 100 randomly selected guests to receive a coupon for a free breakfast or dinner sandwich per week for one year. The coupons will be distributed throughout the day Friday through Sunday. Guests may also sign up to win one of several daily door prizes, including electronics. Drawings for major prizes will take place at 6 p.m. each day.
This restaurant showcases McDonald’s new modern design, both inside and out. The interior features a designated customer order area and modern décor, including digital menu boards. The dining room was enlarged to nearly double seating capacity, from approximately 40 to 72 seats. A self-service beverage bar was also installed in the dining room.
The former single lane drive-thru was replaced with two lanes and new menu board technology. The three-sided rotating displays are intended to eliminate customer confusion as to which meal is being served.