mcdonalds perimeter

Part of the perimeter set up at the entrances to the location the day of the fire in December 2018.

TYNECASTLE — The McDonald’s location at Tynecastle, off N.C. Highway 105, which was severely damaged by a fire in December of 2018, is planned to reopen in the coming months.

Co-owner Patrick Joyner said a remodel is tentatively set to begin in early May with a six- to seven-week build process.

Joyner noted while the store was scheduled for a remodel next year, the store will be remodeled sooner due to the fire, citing the redundancy of repairing the restaurant just to remodel a second time the following year.

The remodel will include updated features like new decor and the ordering kiosk similar to the Newland location, which is also owned by Joyner and his wife Heather.

Joyner added the repair will make the kitchen area more efficient at the restaurant.

The location has been closed since the blaze, and a firefighter suffered an arm injury while working to extinguish the flames.

Editor’s note: This story references plans for the McDonald’s location, not the adjoining convenience store and gas station.

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