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McDonald's holds ribbon cutting for East Main location

By Howard B. Owens


The Batavia High School band played, the franchise owner made a speech and a longtime local employee cut the ribbon to officially open the new McDonald's Restaurant on East Main Street, Batavia.

Batavia-native Holly Carney (in purple, top photo), who will manage the new store, told the story of how her career with McDonald's started. She was 16 and her parents picked up an application for her and made her fill it out and hand it in. Her mother drove her to the store and made her turn it in. With tears in her eyes, she handed her application to Kathy Eves (top photo getting a hug from Carney). Despite her misgivings, she got the job and worked her way up into management.  

Eves cut the red ribbon to officially open the store and received as a present a palm-sized glass sculpture of the original McDonald's Restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill.

This is the 10th location for franchise owner Harry Schatmeyer (in the white shirt), who also owns the McDonald's location on West Main.

The store made a $500 donation to the Batavia HS band.

Also pictured in the top photo, assistant manager Stephanie Bouter.





City Manager Jason Molino with the Hamburglar and Grimace.

Patrick Wilson

"And in other news today... there is growing concern over the rising number of cardiac care patients and increasing childhood obesity rates in Genesee County."

Oct 2, 2014, 3:11pm Permalink
Kyle Couchman

Yeah cause just like spoons and forks, restaurants are responsible for people's choices and actions Patrick.

We should ban them as well, after all banning things has worked well with alcohol, guns and drugs hasn't it?

Oct 2, 2014, 4:07pm Permalink
Patrick Wilson

Kyle... I don't remember saying anything about banning McDonalds People are certainly responsible for their own choices, as well as the consequences. McDonalds offers healthy choices (these are the ones typically eaten WITH forks and spoons). My comment was only meant to be humorous.

Oct 2, 2014, 4:38pm Permalink
Kyle Couchman

Guess what Patrick mine was humor mixed with sarcasm. I didn't say you wanted McDonalds banned I said we should do it because it worked so well in the other circumstances mentioned.

Oct 2, 2014, 5:40pm Permalink
Kyle Couchman

OMG Barb I'm sorry. I'll never ever ever make such remarks again there should be equality among all races even the hamburglar and grimmace races.

God knows it aint easy being purple, Just ask his cousin, Barney.

Oct 3, 2014, 12:54pm Permalink
Dave Olsen

I admit I am nearly addicted to the breakfast sausage burritos from mickey D. Have them at least once a week. It's pretty much the only thing I like from there. Actually their coffee isn't too bad either.

Oct 3, 2014, 1:12pm Permalink

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