After a long-awaited restaurant expansion, the Stouffville McDonald’s restaurant owned and operated by Todd and Marcia Finlayson is celebrating its official grand reopening on Jan. 26.
The grand re-opening celebration is marked by a fundraising initiative in which $1 from every Big Mac sold by the restaurant will be donated to the Ronald McDonald Room at Markham-Stouffville Hospital.
Local families and Stouffville community members are invited to come to the restaurant at 28 Sandiford Drive to enjoy face painting, magic shows, balloon art and food samples as they discover the newly-redesigned space.
Franchisees Marcia and Todd Finlayson founded the Ronald McDonald Room at Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2013 and continue to provide annual funding. Over the past two years, the Finlaysons and their local fundraising team have contributed more than $400,000 to this facility that sees more than 14,000 visits annually.
“We are delighted to continue our focus on this wonderful and much-needed facility in Markham-Stouffville and are very grateful for the community participation that makes so much of this fundraising possible,” said Marcia Finlayson.
The restaurant is reopening following significant renovations that began on Oct. 22 including an expansion of the dining room to add an additional 30 seats. As well, the kitchen and storage areas were expanded significantly to improve operations and overall guest experience.
“The restaurant volume had simply outgrown the footprint and capacity of the original restaurant size,” said Finlayson. “These big changes will not only give our guests more places to sit and enjoy, but will improve the entire restaurant experience for our Stouffville guests.”
Photo: Franchisee Marcia Finlayson and President of Ronald McDonald House – Toronto, Sally Ginter at the newly renovated Stouffville McDonald’s. The Toronto chapter of the national charity operates the Ronald McDonald Room at Markham Stouffville Hospital.