Local McDonald’s restaurants under new ownership
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Effective Thursday, October 28, 2021, local McDonald’s restaurants will be under a new owner after owner / operator Kevin O’Brien makes the decision to retire. The following is a letter O’Brien wrote to all of his loyal customers:
“There comes a time in everyone’s life when a decision has to be made about their future. My time is today. I wanted to contact you to let you, my friends, loyal customers and community members who have supported our O’Brien Family McDonalds group for decades about my decision to retire as the owner / operator of the McDonald’s system.
I am incredibly grateful to my parents Dorothy and Bill O’Brien, who had the courage and the vision to open their first McDonald’s restaurant; one of under 60 at the time in August 1958. Dorothy was a pioneer and the first female franchisee at the time. She was a pioneer.
I am also blessed for my team who, through their hard work and dedication, allowed me to grow our business with 22 restaurants in the great state of Iowa and the largest McDonald’s franchise group in the state. . They are awesome and I am happy that they remain under new ownership to continue to provide exceptional customer service to our loyal customers. They are the best of the best!
I will be eternally grateful to the great citizens and communities of Iowa who have supported us for 63 years in business.
All my wishes,
Kevin W. O’Brien ”
22 different restaurants in Iowa will be included in the acquisition, including those of Ames, Boone, Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City, Marion, Marshalltown, Muscatine, Nevada, North Liberty, Story City, Walcott, Washington, West Branch, and Williamsburg.
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