A Mcdonalds in Spring Hill, Tennessee is going viral, but it’s not for their Big Macs!
The burger slinging restaurant is crossing their Ts and salting their fries with the true spirit of the holiday season. While there may be a “War on Christmas,” you won’t feel that negativity here. For the store created their own Nativity scene on the storefront windows with the words: “His Name is Jesus” and “Rejoice.”
The photo was posted by Amy Basel on her Facebook page, stating “Drove by and did a double-take. Growing up in the mitten, you would NEVER see this. Tennessee McDonald’s…you made my day. ‘His name is Jesus.'”
WZTV spoke with Gina Wolfe the co-owner of the McDonald’s. She and her husband Tony own three Spring Hill locations, as well as locations in Columbia and Mt. Pleasant. While the scene is just now going viral, Wolfe says this is far from something new.
“It’s a family business which has been owned and operated by my family for 40 years. My dad started this 40 years ago when he had a local art student paint it on his store,” Wolfe said, “My husband and I have been owners for 28 years and we’ve done this or something similar during Christmas each year. I guess with social media, it’s taken off.”
She said that the community has not created a fuss but rather “embraces” the storefront Nativity scene. “We have so many people that tell us it really kicks off the season for them when they see it on our stores,” Wolfe added, “We are so pleased people enjoy it.”
All stores have the Nativity scene on the front of the location each year. Paintings on the side of the restaurants will vary, usually consisting of characters such as Charlie Brown, “Frozen” icons, or any other favorites this time of year . The tradition has grown so large, they have had to hire people to paint them on their stores. Wolfe says she and her husband enjoy doing this and they are thankful to be living in the mid-state where people are so friendly.
“It’s just an amazing place to live no matter what part of town you choose. It’s all about the community,” she concluded.
Tis the season!