Ribbon Cutting, Huntington Girl Scouts Recognition for Support To Long Island Cares at Newly Remodeled Melville McDonald’s

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  20. February 2019

Melville, NY - February 20, 2019 - A Ribbon Cutting at the newly remodeled Melville McDonald’s with Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Councilman Ed Smyth and Long Island Cares CEO Paule Pachter will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. Special recognition will be given to the Huntington Area Girl Scouts for their support and contributions to the restaurant’s food drive efforts.
The Melville McDonald’s didn’t miss a beat! They were open throughout the remodeling process – whether closing the lobby for a short period of time and servicing customers through the Drive-thru or vice versa. The store welcomed customers with an array of Grand Re-Opening events for the children from December through January. A visit with Santa, Face Painting and a Magician who captivated children and adults alike!  
But the Grand Re-Opening campaign that proved to be best was a holiday food drive with Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Melville McDonald’s owner and operator Carlos Morales felt it was important to contribute to those in need, especially during the holidays. Then the government shutdown happened and we received inquiries from those being affected. So the food drive benefiting the homeless, the Veterans, and all those in need in the community was extended over a month to February 24th. And the Huntington Area Girl Scout Troops were thrilled to help take on the challenge and support the food drive. They have been very supportive collecting donations, and some have taken on cookie sales and food drive collections together. 
“It’s truly rewarding when the community comes together to help others in need”, says Carlos Morales, Melville McDonald’s owner and operator. It’s what makes me proud to be a McDonald’s owner.  
“We’re extremely grateful to the Melville McDonalds and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County for their support of our neighbors in need by partnering for a very successful food drive. Everyone at McDonalds can be proud to celebrate the redesign of the Melville restaurant, and their commitment to making our communities better places to live, says PaulePachter, CEO of Long Island Cares. To take a line from McDonalds’ – we’re lovin’ it!”
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is proud to take part in this initiative with LI Cares and Melville McDonald’s,” says Yvonne Grant, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “Our girls pledge to help people at all times, and their participation in this food drive is a testament to that promise.”
The Melville McDonald’s offers new technology, modern decor and table service creating a modern guest experience, and the drive-thru continues to be open 24 hours for customer convenience.  Weinvite guests to experience updates to the restaurant, in an effort to showcase a new level of choice, engagement and service. McDonald’s owner/operators and restaurant teams in New York are placing a higher emphasis on hospitality by focusing on greeting customers, assisting with new technology and ensuring a clean, welcoming environment. 
Guests and media can be the first to experience new in-restaurant features, including: 
  • New digital self-order kiosks for those looking to browse the menu and order at their own pace
  • Table service
  • New payment options including Apple/Android Pay
  • New Signature Crafted recipe menu items with premium ingredients.  
About McDonald’s New York Tri-State Restaurants 
McDonald’s is one of the world’s best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are more than 570 McDonald’s restaurants, owned by 75 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State area. 
About McDonald’s USA 
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.
About Long Island Cares 
Long Island Cares is one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, serving thousands of individuals and families in need. They bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island, and provide to the best of their ability for the humanitarian needs of our community. Long Island Cares provides food when and where it’s needed, sponsors programs that promote self-sufficiency and educates the public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.
About Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is the largest youth-serving agency on Long Island. It serves more than 30,000 girls between the ages of 5 and 17, with the dedicated support of more than 7,000 volunteers. For more information about Girl Scouts, please visit www.gssc.us.

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