On Tuesday, September 24th, 27 teachers and hundreds of parents and students descended on the new McDonald’s for McTeacher’s Night. Iron Station Elementary teachers stood outside and flagged in hungry patrons while inside, teachers helped people find seats and even worked behind the counter serving food. Parents and students enjoyed their night out. For helping and promoting the event, the school earned a percentage of the profits worth more than $378.
Audrey Benton, Principal of Iron Station Elementary, said “Teachers and students enjoyed it very much, and we look forward to doing it again.”
The new restaurant, which opened in July, is located at the corner of NC-27 and Salem Church Road. Every chair was full from approximately 5 through 7:30 p.m. As the event wound down, Assistant Manager, Tracy Johnson, said, “I’ve done a lot of these, and this is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen.”
Many folks enjoyed a burger and fries then went back for ice cream. Some parents chose McDonald’s healthier fair, including salads, chicken and diet drinks–with free refills, of course. The new store also includes free WiFi, plenty of parking and a sneaky back exit that avoids the left turn to the light on Salem Church Road.
More than 2,500 schools in 14 states have partnered with McDonald’s and raised more than $500,000 total on McTeacher’s Nights.