Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chatham McDonald's a Community Hub - Chicago

Chatham McDonald's a Community Hub - Chicago

Derrick Taylor
A local business gets profiled over at DNAinfo. It's a business I'm sure many who read this blog are very familiar with:
When Derrick Taylor and his wife became franchise owners of a McDonald's in Chatham six years ago, they knew the restaurant would be a popular place to grab a quick bite to eat.

But they had no idea the restaurant at 7900 S. King Dr. would turn into a de facto community center and meeting space.

“It's the busiest place in Chatham," said Trina Burton, 44, a CTA bus driver for 11 years. "This place has relaxing music and not that rap stuff these kids listen to all day. It is clean, convenient, and the food is good, too."

Like other CTA drivers, Burton often just hangs out at the restaurant between shifts.

"I like it, and so do most of my co-workers,” she said.

Senior citizens who live in the area are also regulars.

Jerry Rodgers, 73, of Chatham, meets his friends “at least five days a week at McDonald’s.”

The retired mechanic has kept this routine up for the last five years.
79th & King Drive is a very busy corner and I can only imagine the traffic this Micky D's gets everyday. Taylor and his wife also owns the located near 87th & Dan Ryan as well as the one on the Chicago Skyway located at 8871 S. Kingston Ave.

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