By: Christopher Davis | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2013
Shannon McDonald (manager) and Tim Rich (owner) invite you to join them for Candlelight Dinners at McDonald’s on October 10 and 24
McDonald’s in Owasso extends a special invitation to join them for a unique Candlelight Dinner on October 10 (76th Street) and October 24 (Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 169) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Anyone who has visited a McDonald’s in Owasso knows there is something special about the locations at 76th Street and 116th Street (and I’m not talking about the secret sauce). These are not your average McDonald’s restaurants; they are markedly a step above the rest. They are always sparkling clean. The staff is genuinely friendly and, though they never seem rushed, the service is fast. If you are a regular at either of these stores, it is likely you know the common denominator that pushes these stores to exceed all expectations of what McDonald’s can be. Without a doubt, what drives these two McDonald’s stores to become such stellar examples of America’s favorite fast food chain is the owner, Tim Rich.
Anyone who has met Mr. Rich for even a few minutes could talk on and on of his endless enthusiasm and positive attitude. In short, know that he has been in the McDonald’s business for decades, working from the register all the way up the corporate ladder before moving on to open his own franchise stores. And, just as his two stores lead the way with a little special something, his willingness to try something new will certainly add to the unique reputation he and his crew have earned. Turning the paradigm of fast food on its head, these sister stores will encourage guests to slow down and enjoy themselves a little more than usual.
Guests who dine in are welcome to sit down at a table all dressed up for the occasion. Candles and flowers, set out on tablecloths, will transform the room. Staff will greet you at the table with a menu and take your order. When your order is ready – don’t get up! Enjoy yourself as a server brings your order to your table.
The menu and prices are all that will remain the same for the evening. Each month will have a theme for the Candlelight Dinners. In October, there will be a Western theme. Servers will dress up as cowboys and cowgirls. Customers are encouraged to dress up for the occasion as well (though it is not required). In fact, there will be costume contests for everyone and a chance to win prizes. The fun will not end there, though. There will be music, a coloring contest for kids and much more.
Candlelight Dinners are planned for once per month at each store, so keep an eye out for updates on future themes. The first we be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 76th Street store on October 10 and at the Highway 20 store on October 24. The drive-thru will remain open as usual, and guests inside will still have the option of ordering their food to go, if they wish. But, why would you want to leave? Candlelight Dinners promise a good time for guests and staff alike.
And, in case you did not hear the news, the McRib is back – just in time for Candlelight Dinners at McDonald’s in Owasso. For more information, visit Owasso McDonald’s locations or find them online at www.facebook.com/OwassoMcDonalds.
Christopher Davis is an educator and musician, as well as a writer. A California native, he resides in Tulsa with his wife, two sons and a modest menagerie of pets. When he isn't inspiring young minds, you will most likely find him spending time with his family or playing drums and percussion with Project Huckleberry or the Movetet. In addition to Value News, Davis also writes for Currentland. You can view his work at https://seedavis.wordpress.com.