The first McDonald’s in the City of Imperial was celebrated Thursday, May 26, with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The celebration encouraged Imperial County residents and dignitaries to visit and enjoy a performance by Frank Wright Middle School Marching Band, participate in giveaways and raffles, and learn some key features of the new location.
The new neighborhood McDonald’s for the community of Imperial aims to put more choices and control in the hands of its guests, continue delivering guest favorites, and continue working to elevate the guest experience.
"We are so excited to be in Imperial. The community, the growth, and the wonderful people that are here, I can't say enough great things about the Chamber for all their support in getting us here with business. Also, the City ... we had a record-setting pace here (with construction) and it's all really because of the City Board. It's so wonderful," said McDonald's of Imperial Owner, Abe Martinez.
The IV Regional Chamber was honored to be a part of the celebration. We are also very excited for the employment opportunities the new location will bring to the Valley and the new services for locals.
"We are thrilled to see the continued business growth in the Imperial Valley. As a Regional Chamber, we are passionate about supporting both our lifelong business community as well as new business development like McDonald's. McDonald's is a childhood, and adult, favorite of many so, of course, it's exciting to celebrate opening one in the Imperial community but even more than that, their commitment to the community that call's their happy meals home is amazing! McDonald's donated $1,000 to the Frank Wright Middle School Band program as part of their celebration AND is creating 90 new jobs, WOW! On behalf of the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, thank you, congratulations, and WELCOME to the City of Imperial!" said IVRCC CEO Bari Smith Bean.