“From Ashes to Arches” McDonald’s in Waterford Reopens – by M. LeMay


WATERFORD- On Wednesday August 6th Roger Grout owner and operator of the Waterford McDonald’s held his re-grand opening of his newly built restaurant along with a huge crowd of supporters and local dignitaries from both Saratoga County and Albany County.

On December 7, 2013, fire destroyed the prior restaurant that was originally built in 1976. The fire left 50 people out of work, and a community without a three decade old restaurant. Grout stated, "We knew we were going to come back, it was never a question and now it's back, bigger, and better than ever.” Grout stated “we maintained 37 out of the out 50 prior employees and now have a total of 90 employees over all to run the store. We operate 24/7 and our lobby is open those hours with WIFI”.

Read the entire article in the Aug. 14th issue of the Express.