Mr. Chicken “Drive-Thru” Visit

March 20, 2015


Parma, Ohio – March 19, 2015 – Mr. Chicken, Cleveland’s landmark family-­‐owned and operated fast food chicken restaurant, received an unexpected drive-­‐through visitation at its 5451 Pearl Road store in Parma, Ohio this morning.

“At approximately 8:00 a.m. today, a car was traveling northbound on Ridge Road struck the building while traveling approximately 30 miles per hour,” said owner Michael Simens. “The vehicle came to rest in the middle of our newly renovated lobby, destroying most of the new renovations. Fortunately the driver was not injured and no employees or customers were in the building at the time of the accident.”

Mr. Chicken employees arrived early and with the help of maintenance personnel, had the REAL drive thru open by 10:30 a.m. The lobby will also be open by 4:00 p.m. today for “WALK-­‐IN” customers.

“This is kind of a good news, bad news situation,” says Simens. “The good news is no one was hurt in the accident. The bad news is we just finished a very expensive remodeling of our lobby that now features a runaway car in the dining area. But hopefully we can get the Ridge Road location re-­‐remodeled in short order and get started on our other seven stores!”

Quick facts about Mr. Chicken

• Mr. Chicken is founded and family-­‐owned and -­‐operated in Cleveland since 1968.

• Ridge and Pearl location was opened in 1998 and is one of eight Greater Cleveland Mr. Chicken locations.

• Mr. Chicken is in the process of re-­‐branding all of its fast food restaurants to better serve the greater Cleveland marketplace.

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