St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

McDonalds Opens in Garyville

McDonalds Opens in Garyville

Monday, December 8, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administration staff, and Council members Lucien Gauff and Michael Wright, joined owner Chris Valluzzo, General Manager David Kaltenbacher and Director of Operations Robin Casanova, for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of McDonalds in Garyville. The new store is located at the corner of US Hwy. 54 and Airline Hwy. “It is extremely exciting to have joined the Garyville Community and to also have an additional location in St. John Parish,” said Valluzo. “We look forward to serving the residents here for many years to come.”

The grand opening included refreshments, gift bags, coupons for seasonal treats and an appearance by Ronald McDonald.  “I would like to thank Mr. Valluzzo for bringing a well-established brand such as McDonald's to Garyville and giving jobs and economic development to a community and parish on the rise,” said Lucien Gauff, Councilman-At-Large Division A. “This establishment can be the cornerstone to many more development opportunities.” Council Member Michael Wright added, “It was great to spend the morning in Garyville at the new McDonalds Grand Opening. I look forward to the success of this business and many more to come.”

The store features a modern exterior with contemporary color schemes and an efficient two lane drive-thru.  While inside, customers can enjoy a soothing atmosphere to satisfy their hunger and free wireless internet. “We welcome Mr. Valluzo, his partners and the McDonald's staff to Garyville and encourage our residents to take advantage of this convenient location,” said Parish President Robottom. McDonalds is open 7 days a week, visit for more information and a list of menu items.