(Atlantic) The Atlantic McDonald’s restaurant located at 1510 E. 7th Street, changed ownership June 1, 2013. Previous McDonald’s owner/operators Tony and Joanne Mueller have sold their restaurant to Steve and Julie Leonard of Leonard Management Inc. as they prepare for retirement.
The Mueller’s have owned and operated the McDonald’s restaurant in Atlantic for 30 years. The Muellers have chosen to sell their restaurant to another McDonald’s franchisee, Steve Leonard, as they plan to retire.
“Working as a McDonald’s franchisee has been a rewarding experience and there is no other brand I would have rather partnered with,” says Mueller. “Atlantic has been great to us and we are proud to have served the town for 30 years. Steve will do a great job keeping McDonald’s a part of the community.”
After the ownership change, Leonard will be the owner/operator of 14 McDonald’s locations located in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Leonard has been a McDonald’s franchisee for 22 years starting his career with his first restaurant in Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1991.
“Our organization is thrilled to become a part of the Atlantic community. Tony and Joanne (Mueller) put their heart and soul into this restaurant the past 30 years and we look forward to upholding the quality service that Atlantic is used to from their local McDonald’s restaurant,” says Leonard.
Leonard expects to make a few remodeling updates to the existing restaurant in the coming months and plans to continue working with the existing restaurant staff.
June 3, 2013