Merrill McDonald’s Restaurant changes hands
Courtesy Corporation-McDonald’s is excited to announce they have purchased the McDonald’s Restaurants of Merrill and Tomahawk from Barb Igl. Courtesy Corporation is a local franchise of McDonald’s that owns and operates 59 other restaurants (including Mosinee) in Western Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota and Decorah and Clear Lake, Iowa. Their office headquarters are in Onalaska and Eau Claire.
“Our family business has a deep history rooted in quality operations, opportunities for our employees, and giving to both the communities we are in as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities. We are excited to continue the quality operations Courtesy Corporation-McDonald’s prides itself on in the community of Merrill,” says Rick Lommen, Owner/Operator.
Customers can expect the same great quality, service, cleanliness and value they’ve been receiving from Barb Igl’s organization and feel good that their McDonald’s will remain a great place for families to gather, Lommen says. Igl is retiring after 38 years with McDonald’s.
“We believe in opportunities for advancement and education. Our McScholars tuition matching program is a direct reflection of this belief. All employees are eligible to put aside 50 cents for every hour they work and Courtesy Corporation matches this up to $10,000 for college tuition,” says Shawn Senn, Human Resource Manager. McDonald’s Corporation also offers “Archways to Opportunity,” a tuition program supporting college students working at McDonald’s with an annual contribution of either $2,500 or $3,000. Together with both programs, employees can earn more than $22,000.
Courtesy Corporation looks forward to partnering with organizations, schools and community leaders and learning more about the great work the community does.
“We take an active role in each community where our stores are located, from school-to-work, educational programs, and community events focusing on health and well-being,” says Lommen.