Aberdeen McDonald’s celebrates grand re-opening after renovations

ABERDEEN – In 1992, Robert Tomey took ownership of McDonald’s Aberdeen location, which was the first of his seven locations. That original location celebrated a milestone Saturday with a grand re-opening of its newly renovated design.

RAY VAN DUSEN/MONROE JOURNALMcDonald's personnel pose with franchise mascots and members of the Aberdeen Fire Department during last weekend's grand re-opening of the fast food restaurant's Aberdeen locations.

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McDonald’s personnel pose with franchise mascots and members of the Aberdeen Fire Department during last weekend’s grand re-opening of the fast food restaurant’s Aberdeen locations.

“I’m trying to extend the life of the buildings with these remodels. With this project, the location has new tile, bigger bathrooms, new furniture, a completely different look inside and out and a second drive-thru lane. I rely on the younger people to tell me what they want to achieve the more modern look,” Tomey said.
The renovations took eight weeks and local contractor Scott and Sons did most of the work. The Aberdeen business also did work on the Amory and Houston McDonald’s renovations.
Tomey’s McDonald’s franchises employ 350 collectively with 53 in Aberdeen. Tomey said of all seven locations, Aberdeen’s has the lowest turnover rate.
“When I get up in the morning, I don’t think about money. I think about the best I can give back to the community,” Tomey said

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I've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at ray.vandusen@journalinc.com.