Posted on 17 April 2015.
Left to right: Joe Kowal, McCopCo, director in Michigan; Brian Miller, manager at Cedar Springs McDonald’s; Joan Rachelson, McDonald’s QSC vice president; and Terry Alexander, director of field services for McDonald’s in Michigan.
Brian Miller, general manager at the McDonald’s restaurant at 4141 17 Mile Rd, in Cedar Springs, recently received a McDonald’s Outstanding Manager Award by McDonald’s Corp.
In order to earn the award, managers must meet certain criteria, including:
*Operations at an outstanding level of quality, service and cleanliness on an ongoing basis
*Exemplifies leadership in the implementation and execution of initiatives or procedures to improve McDonald’s
*Recognized as a leader in delivering operational excellence
*Consistently displays hospitality through their actions and attitudes and creates a hospitality environment with their crew and management team
*Positively supports their community by being involved in activities that build sales and good will.
Miller was one of 18 managers in Michigan to receive the award.
Posted in Business, Featured
Posted on 17 November 2011.
When: December 1, 2011
Time: 4-8 pm
McDonald’s is generously donating 15% of their total sales to Creative Technologies Academy on the above day and time to benefit the 4th and 5th grade students’ field trip to Mackinac Island.
You eat and the kids earn!
Valid only at the
Cedar Springs McDonald’s.
4141 17 Mile Road Northeast
Cedar Springs, MI 49319-9451
*McDonald’s McTeacher’s Night Program provides an opportunity for local schools to raise funds. Friends and Families of the school are invited to visit McDonald’s at a designated time period. Thank you, McDonalds!
Posted in CTA
Posted on 17 February 2011.
Cedar Springs City officials, the Cedar Springs Fire Department, and company officials from McDonalds gathered for a ribbon cutting for the store’s grand reopening last Friday. Post photo by J. Reed.
People in Cedar Springs love their McDonald’s.
That was evident last Friday, February 11, when the restaurant celebrated its grand reopening by offering a free breakfast entrée a week for an entire year for the first 50 customers starting at 6 a.m. Restaurant manager Brian Miller said that cars were backed out to the street when he came in at 6 a.m. and the 50 cards were gone in a flash. “People came in at 6:11 thinking they were going to get a card,” he said.
They also offered other specials over the weekend and all this week.
- L to R: Cedar Springs Firefighters Brien Velting and Greg Seeley, Mayor Charlie Watson, and Mayor Pro Tem Christine Fahl display a check for $500 written to the fire department and signed by none other than Ronald McDonald. Post photo by J. Reed.
The Cedar Springs McDonald’s, one of the busiest in West Michigan, underwent renovations on both
the outside and inside. The newly restored restaurant includes increased seating for 107 customers, a new side-by-side drive-through for fast, accurate and friendly service and a new PlayPlace with three levels of fun.
According to operations manager Brian McKenzie, Cedar Springs is the second McDonald’s to undergo the new design. The first was in Plainwell a week ago, and there will be four or five more next year. “It is great to do this in a community that has supported us so well,” he said. “It’s nice that we can freshen up your McDonalds.”
The store, which is corporately owned, currently employs 70 people, and McKenzie said they could eventually employ 80.
To celebrate, the store held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. with city officials, and presented a check to the Cedar Springs Fire Department for $500.
Miller invites the public to come in and check them out. “When people come in they will be pleasantly surprised at the great specials we are offering to welcome our customers,” he said.
There are more specials on tap for this week. Check out their ad on page 16.
Posted in Business
Posted on 10 February 2011.
Now features massive new playplace, dual drive thru
The newly renovated Cedar Springs McDonald’s restaurant, 4141 17 Mile Rd. NE, is inviting customers to help celebrate the grand re-opening of the 30-year-old restaurant this weekend, February 11-13.
The newly restored restaurant includes increased seating for 107 customers, a new side-by-side drive-through for fast, accurate and friendly service and a new PlayPlace with three levels of fun. The exterior of the building was also renovated and the total seating capacity has increased to 107.
The dining room was closed for a few weeks during the renovation, but the drive through remained open to customers.
The restaurant currently employs more than 70 people, and it plans to add more jobs in the near future, said Brian Mackenzie, operations manager for McDonald’s Corporation in West Michigan.
“We are proud to be part of the Cedar Springs community and we look forward to continuing to serving the area with employees from the area,” Mackenzie said.
The store also features a computer based, in-store application center to make applying for a job at the restaurant easy.
The fun begins Friday with a free extra value meal to the first 50 customers at 6 a.m. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m., and several other specials throughout the weekend. (See ad on page 20 for details.)
Posted in News
Posted on 20 January 2011.
McDonald’s is still open!
If you’ve driven past McDonald’s on 17 Mile recently, you may have noticed there is some construction going on—and wondered if they were open. According to store manager Brian Miller, they are renovating their entire dining area with a whole new interior design. There will be new tables, chairs, and a new playland area.
“It’s a new wave in design for McDonald’s that started about two years ago,” said Miller. “It’s similar to the store in Jenison.”
He noted that it wouldn’t look like what people are used to seeing. “If you’ve been coming here 10-15 years, and you walked in after it’s done, you wouldn’t know it’s a McDonald’s,” explained Miller.
While the lobby is currently closed, they have the double drive-through lanes to help with the customer load. Miller said they would keep both drive through lanes, even after the lobby reopens.
Some people have wondered how they know which car is picking up which order if there are two lanes. “The machine snaps a picture of the car to match with the order,” he explained.
They hope to reopen February 4.
Lions Club helps Santa Claus girls
The Cedar Springs Lion’s Club, who has a long history of helping those in need in the community, assisted the Santa Claus girls last month by delivering gifts to 94 area families, for about 250 children. The Cedar Springs Lions Club is part of Lions Club International, founded in 1917. The Lions Club is known for helping members of the community with free eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids. But they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects—including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Local attorney to retire
After practicing law for 50 years in Cedar Springs, Thomas D. Anderson, Attorney at Law, says he will soon retire.
Originally from the Rockford area, he decided to set up his law practice here in 1961. “My father had a law practice in Rockford, so I branched out into Cedar Springs,” explained Anderson. He considered himself a general practictioner. “I didn’t specialize,” he said.
He said he doesn’t have any concrete plans for the future, but hopes to maybe travel and do some things he didn’t have time to do when he was working full time.
Anderson said that he is still finishing up some existing work, but is not taking on any new clients, and will not be keeping regular business hours. He won’t disappear from town, however. Anderson is a member of Rotary and still plans to go to those meetings and other things. “For people in the Cedar Springs area and others with whom I have dealt, I have enjoyed working here, and I thank you for your support,” he said.
Posted in Business