Scenes From Special VIP Opening Of New McDonald’s Restaurant In Los Alamos This Morning

Julian Garza and his daughter Clementina Garza welcomed guests at this morning’s special VIP opening of their new McDonald’s Restaurant in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. The restaurant officially opened for business to the public at 10:30 a.m. today. Julian Garza has been in the McDonald’s Restaurant business for more than 30 years and his daughter, who grew up in the business, joined him 25 years ago. The family owns the largest McDonald’s Restaurant in New Mexico, which is in Espanola. Their new Los Alamos restaurant is filled with the most cutting edge technology in the state including video game table tops and state of the art ordering stations. The Garza family also owns three McDonald’s in Albuquerque as well as McDonald’s in Rio Rancho, Cuba and Pojoaque. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant, which opened for business this morning, is filled with the most cutting edge technology in the state including video game table tops. Photo by John McHale

The new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant, which opened for business this morning, is filled with the most cutting edge technology in the state including video game table tops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Board Chair David Jolly, who also is the general manager of Metzger’s stores, attended this morning’s special VIP opening of the new McDonald’s Restaurant. He chatted with Vangie Martinez who trained at the old McDonald’s in Los Alamos when she was 17 years old. She is now the supervisor over the Garza family owned McDonald’s Restaurants in Los Alamos, Espanola and Pojoaque. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Manager Cesar Jaquez of the new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant introduces himself to guests at this morning’s special VIP opening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The dining room at the new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant, which opened for business this morning in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Photo by John McHale

The food preparation area at the new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant, which opened for business this morning in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Photo by John McHale

Servers greet guests with a smile at the new Los Alamos McDonald’s Restaurant, which opened for business this morning in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Clementina Garza this morning with her son Aaron, who is a third generation McDonald’s family member. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, formerMcDonald’s owner Pat Walls, Aaron Garza and area supervisor Vangie Martinez at this morning’s opening of the new McDonald’s Restaurant in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale

Jacob Reiffenberger, 2, from Rio Rancho is in town for the kids hockey tournament underway at the Ice Rink and stopped by the new McDonald’s Restaurant this morning to check it out. Photo by John McHale

Taking food orders this morning at the new McDonald’s Restaurant in Los Alamo. Photo by John McHale

Inside the new McDonald’s Restaurant in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale

Exterior view of the new McDonald’s Restaurant in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale

The new McDonald’s Restaurant in Los Alamos features a two lane drive-thru for speedier service. Photo by John McHale

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