The Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand reopening of the restaurant, whose lobby was closed for a time during renovations. Today, the building's interior is wide open and modern feeling, and even for favorite customer, Mike Hulder, who stops in daily for a cup of coffee, the new look and feel is, in his word, "Wow!"
Among the guests at the event on Tuesday, which happened to be National Cheeseburger Day, was State Representative Ben Frederick, who joked that Hulder ought to get some kind of incentive since his classic 1957 Oldsmobile, that can frequently be seen in the parking lot, increases the property's curb appeal even more.
Both Frederick and Durand Chamber Executive Director, Candyce Wolsfeld, thanked GPS Hospitality for "doubling down," as Frederick put it, on their investment in Shiawassee County.
Garrett said Burger King, though a big brand, is more interested in being seen as a local family, and there were a lot of family members on hand for today's special event, including GPS Director of Operations for the Detroit Metro Area, Bob Copp. Plenty of friends stopped by too, including a Minion, first responders from Perry Area Fire Rescue, Durand Chamber Board Member, Uplift Shiawassee Publisher and 88.1/89.7 Smile FM Morning Show host, Josh Strickland, and of course, Mike.