There’s a new dining spot in the Acreage/Loxahatchee area — and an employment boost with more than 55 new jobs — with the opening of a new generation McDonald’s located at 15880 Orange Blvd.
“We’re excited to be open in Loxahatchee with a locally hired team of 55 employees,” owner-operator Michele Heisner said. “We want our restaurant to be a community gathering place, as well as a dining spot, and we look forward to being part of the community.”
This is the eighth Palm Beach County McDonald’s for Heisner Enterprises Partnerships, which also owns restaurants in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach.
The restaurant’s grand opening is set for Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting with a ribbon cutting, special offers, a Ronald McDonald visit from 10:30 a.m. to noon, a DJ and family-friendly entertainment and activities.
Heisner wants people to know that McDonald’s is a great place to start a first job or to build a career in management. She started her career as a crew member, as did many of her organization’s top management. She notes that McDonald’s supports career advancement with programs including management training, which enables employees to earn college credits while working.
The new McDonald’s is an “any time of day dining destination” designed for convenience and comfort. The contemporary design features a sleek “eyebrow” arch replacing the familiar golden arches, and gives guests a choice of indoor and outdoor dining areas. There’s free Wi-Fi and a double lane drive-through for speedy service.
“Whether it’s moms stopping by for a McCafe break while the kids are in school, a family out for the evening or a business person on the go, we want McDonald’s to be their destination of choice,” Heisner said.
Every Tuesday night will be family night at McDonald’s, and the restaurant will welcome local schools, camps and clubs for special events and fundraisers.
Heisner is a second-generation McDonald’s owner-operator. She relocated to Florida from Chicago, where she owned several McDonald’s restaurants and has made giving back to the community integral to her business. This includes an active role in supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities, local schools and community groups, and initiatives such as the annual FitKids Triathlon. As both a business owner and an avid horsewoman, she welcomed the opportunity to expand to the Loxahatchee area.
The Loxahatchee McDonald’s is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. For employment opportunities, visit www.mcflorida.com/34363.
ABOVE: McDonald’s owner-operator Michele Heisner.