McDonald’s Seymour owner Luke Crozier has finished remodelling his store and is looking forward to welcoming customers to its grand re-opening this Saturday.
With balloons, face paint and party hosts at the ready, Mr Crozier said it promises to be good fun for children and an opportunity to check out the store’s makeover.
‘‘What we really wanted to achieve with the re-model was to put in a top-line playground, which is fully airconditioned and climate-controlled, so it’s a good spot to go in Seymour on a really hot day, and when it’s freezing cold,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re hoping it’s a bit more of a destination of choice if there’s a kid party.’’
Mr Crozier, who started working for McDonald’s just under 10 years ago, bought the Seymour franchise in May.
Since then, he has made it his own.
‘‘I just hope people think it’s a destination that doesn’t look like your typical McDonald’s — we wanted to incorporate some natural timbers, and a local photographer has got her picture of the Old Goulburn Bridge on the wall,’’ Mr Crozier said.
‘‘We’ve incorporated some of the town back into the store, for example a lot of people wouldn’t even know that bridge is there, so maybe that picture encourages them to explore the town a bit more.
‘‘I think it’s one thing I’ve been trying to work on ... how do we get more people to come off the highway and come through Seymour.’’
The re-model has also seen the McDonald’s store add 40 seats indoors, as well as offering table delivery of meals.
‘‘It’s something a bit different for McDonald’s,’’ Mr Crozier said.
‘‘So hopefully customers can feel a difference.’’