Danvers now has four McDonalds restaurants.
The newest location opened last Monday on Endicott Street. It is the second new fast food restaurant to open along the same stretch of Endicott Street in the past year. A Taco Bell replaced a former Midas earlier this year.
It is the fourth McDonalds restaurant location in Danvers. There are also McDonalds on Andover Street (Route 114), on High Street and at the Liberty Tree Mall food court. The new location will be open 24 hours a day, the same as the Route 114 and High Street locations.
The new restaurant has hired between 45-60 new employees, said Brittany Topham, a McDonalds spokeswoman.
The grand opening is scheduled for Friday at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting. Topham said that a check donation presentations will be made to the Danvers Community Council and the Danvers Educational Enrichment Program (DEEP).
School Superintendent Lisa Dana will accept the check and Gayla Bartlett from the Community Council will be there.
Town Manager Wayne Marquis is scheduled to attend, Topham said, and Mix 104.1 will be broadcasting live fom the restaurant from 9:30–11:30 a.m. on Friday during the ribbon cutting.
The location was once home to the Crab House. After it closed, Tio Juan's Margaritas Mexican Restaurant & Watering Hole had planned to open a new location there. But the New England-based chain of Mexican restaurants backed out and that is when McDonalds decided to open a new restaurant there.