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Re-constructed McDonald's opens in New Hartford

By NICOLE PITT

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The McDonalds in New Hartford is back in business after undergoing a complete transformation.

It took just five days back in October to take the old building down on Seneca Turnpike and 72 days later, a brand new Mc Donald's now stands in its place.

Ronald McDonald himself was there for the ribbon cutting for the restaurant with all the latest bells and whistles, including a double drive-thru. The interior of the restaurant takes its cue from a coffeehouse inspiration.

The grand re-opening is a special one for owner Tom Clark, as this was the very first store owned.

"It's very exciting today and it's very personal," Clark said. "This is where I started in the McDonald's business 34 years ago. So it's very exciting having this new store."

Clark now owns 20 restaurants and in honor of the grand re-opening, he made a donation to Hospice Palliative Care.

The New Hartford Town Supervisor proclaimed the day "Tom Clark Day."

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