We Will Be Back Soon

After a flood devastated Watseka, Illinois, local restaurant owner-operators - Wayne and Marsha Jarosh - changed their sign to reflect the resilient spirit of the town and its people. “Our restaurant took about 32 inches of water, and the community was devastated. Our reader board sign was still standing, though, and its message, ‘We Will Be Back Soon,’ spoke as much for all of Watseka as it did our restaurant. We did all we could. We donated food and water from our other two stores (in Gilman, IL & Kentland, IN) to a church where flood victims stayed, as well as to local-response teams, police and EMTs. Everyone came together. It reminded us of how much this community means to us, and how much community matters to McDonald’s. We just tried to do everything we could do to help.” - Wayne Jarosh, owner-operator of the Watseka McDonald’s