The Gladstone McDonald’s, at 6305 N.E. Antioch Road, temporarily shut down in August for a multimillion dollar renovation.
Now the owner, Jim Wagy, is planning a grand reopening on Dec. 20.
Customers will get “endless” fries (for dine-in only with the purchase of a new signature crafted sandwich) through Jan. 31. Country singer RaeLynn, a former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will meet customers from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20. The first 50 people in the drive-thru and the first 50 people in the store will receive a card for a free Extra Value Meal a week for a year. Starting at 5 p.m., the first 100 people in the drive-thru and the first 100 in-store customers will receive a card for a free medium drink each week for a year.
With signature crafted sandwiches customers can personalize their orders. First, they choose a protein, either the Quarter Pound 100 percent beef burger, buttermilk crispy chicken or grilled chicken. They can select from three topping styles: maple bacon Dijon, sweet barbecue bacon or pico guacamole. They also have a choice of an artisan roll or sesame seed bun.
Owner Jim Wagy also will host a private breakfast Dec. 20 to honor first responders in the Kansas City area. It will include a free breakfast, a tour of the store and a “prayer of blessing and thanksgiving.”
Earlier this year, a “McDonald’s of the Future” opened in St. Joseph with similar promotions plus table service and a dessert bar.
Crystal Lake Partners is converting three former Taco Bueno buildings to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen operations.
The location at 6901 N.W. 83rd Terrace opened Dec. 12.
An Olathe location, at 13546 S. Blackbob Road, opened in November, and a Blue Springs location, at 727 N.W. Missouri 7, is scheduled to open in early February.