Sidney McDonald's Fully Reopens After 6 Month Closure For Remodeling

McDonald’s fans in Sidney got a scare in 2022. The longstanding business closed its doors for renovations and when the projected reopening date came around the restaurant remained closed. They did reopen and held an open house to celebrate on March 1, 2023.

On Aug. 22, 2022, Emmanuel Leon closed his Sidney McDonald’s location for much-needed renovations. He has been the franchise owner of five McDonald’s locations including Sidney’s since 2021, but the Sidney location was the only one that needed to be modernized. His Sidney staff were offered positions at his other locations until renovations could be completed. With help from Corporate McDonald’s Leon attempted to use local businesses and contractors to complete the renovations but many were not able to do the work in the time frame he needed it done. He ended up going through Ziva Contractors, a company out of Washington state, for general construction. Frontier Heating and Cooling, Sidney were hired to construct the new walk-in cooler for the location. Agri Industries, located just across Central Ave from the restaurant did the plumbing.

The projected completion date was originally in October but the store was not ready. Construction was finally complete enough to open the drive-thru on Dec. 12 but the lobby was still being worked on. Besides the new walk-in cooler, Sidney McDonalds now had a new McCafé production line, a state-of-the-art kitchen, new machines, plus a new condensed and optimized production line but the lobby was getting a 4 wall, floor-to-ceiling rebuild. It was going to take longer. Finally, on Feb. 17, renovations were completed and Sidney McDonald’s was fully open. The lobby got a new decor package sporting an “Experience of the Future” theme. Besides a new paint job, flooring, furniture, and arraignment of stations; the restaurant now has online order kiosks, two tabletop game stations, and a counter station just for mobile orders and pay for curbside. Leon said, “I’d like to thank the members of the community that were able to help us out with a special thanks to Frontier Heating and Cooling and Agri Industries.” He also wanted to thank his team and local fans.

Sidney McDonald’s is located at 1550 S. Central Ave. They are open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Customers can also order online at or through the mobile app.


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