Chino McDonald's® Celebrates Grand Opening By Making A Contribution To Local Schools

Jan 02, 2014, 15:00 ET from Southern California McDonald’s

CHINO, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden Arches will shine a little brighter in January at the newly remodeled McDonald's restaurant located at 12625 Central Ave. in Chino. To celebrate the restaurant's Grand Opening, educators from E.J. Marshall Elementary, Walnut Elementary, and Howard Cattle Elementary are trading in their positions in the classroom for a post behind McDonald's front counter for a three-day McTeacher's Night fundraising event. A portion of all sales, including drive-thru, will be donated to the participating schools. Donations are often used to help fund educational programs, support booster clubs, fund field trips, and purchase school supplies.

"Our Central Avenue restaurant turned 40 last year," said Tom Spiel, McDonald's Owner/Operator. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than with a makeover and an opportunity to contribute to the community that has supported us for such a long time."

Families of students and community members are encouraged to visit the new McDonald's and help support these educators and their schools. Tom and Candace Spiel will be donating an additional $200 to the top raising school during this fundraising week.

The McTeacher's Night events will take place on:

  • January 13, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., E. J. Marshall Elementary
  • January 14, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Walnut Elementary
  • January 15, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Howard Cattle Elementary

The new restaurant officially reopened on December 18, 2013 and is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification. Nearly 95% of the restaurant's construction waste was recycled and diverted from a landfill. There are 13 Solatubes placed throughout the restaurant, providing 91% of natural daylight while blocking UV and infrared rays to reduce thermal heat gain. LED lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures will utilize less energy and water, while Low Oil Volume (LOV) fryers will consume 40% less oil. Designated preferred parking will be available for customers with clean air vehicles. Tom and Candace Spiel also own a LEED® Gold Certified McDonald's restaurant in Riverside, CA - the first one west of the Mississippi and just one of four in the U.S.

McDonald's restaurants across the nation are taking a holistic approach to looking at the internal and external decor of its restaurants to meet consumers' growing needs. The innovative design of new and reimaged restaurants provides a timeless contemporary feel in line with the McDonald's "I'm lovin' it" brand essence.

This McDonald's Chino restaurant is one of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties that comprise The McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California.


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SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s