McDonald’s owners/operators begin rebuilding restaurant in Marlboro


MARLBORO – Anthony and Alana Marinello, owners and operators of McDonald’s, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the new McDonald’s at 78 Route 9. The ceremony included Mayor Jonathan Hornik and City Council , a $1,000 donation to the Marlboro Fire Department, a luncheon reception and Suite.

Following a complete demolition of the old restaurant on the site, a new 4,320 square foot restaurant will feature a refreshed design and modern layout, with two lanes of traffic and curbside ordering available, according to a press release.

Inside the dining room, customers will find digital kiosks, table service, and touch-screen games for kids. The new restaurant is expected to open later this year.

“As local small business owners, our family has operated McDonald’s restaurants for 40 years and served our local communities in New Jersey, and we are excited to bring a modern McDonald’s experience to our community in Marlboro,” said Alana. Marinello.

“We would like to thank Mayor Hornik, our local city council and firefighter Jared Billig for joining us for this special occasion, and we are grateful to our exceptional team for supporting this exciting project. We look forward to welcoming our customers back to this restaurant in the months to come, said Marinello.

In a social media post media, Hornik wrote, “Today we opened the Marlboro McDonald’s. The owners are tearing down the old structure, originally built in 1983, and building a new, modern McDonald’s (without a playground or ball).

“For those of you who grew up in Marlboro like me, we really believed we were put on the map when McDonald’s opened at ‘The Pathmark Mall’. That year my dad, Saul, was mayor and I remember the excitement and countless hours my friends and I spent after school and on weekends.

“Then when we got back my kids still enjoyed a great meal and used the playground. While I’m super excited to see the new facility, today was a bit bittersweet to say goodbye to a Marlboro icon, the mayor wrote.

The groundbreaking event also launched a competition – which will run from May to September – in which one lucky winner will receive a two-year prepaid lease for a new 2022 Honda HRV-LX. The car was showcased at the event revolutionary, and contest rules and information can be found at

Based in New Jersey Small business owners, the Marinellos have operated McDonald’s restaurants for four decades and supported their local communities, according to the press release.

The Marinellos host regular McTeachers Nights and support reading programs for local middle schoolers at all of their restaurants.

They also frequently work with local organizations to provide support; Every Thanksgiving, the Marinellos team up with several McDonald’s owner/operators to provide 1,000 turkeys to Fulfill, the largest food bank in Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the press release.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family donated meals to local hospitals to directly support frontline workers.

In addition to their Marlboro restaurant, which they purchased in 2016, the Marinellos own and operate McDonald’s restaurants on Route 34 in Aberdeen Township, on Route 36 in Union Beach and in the Leonardo section of Middletown, on Route 35 in Hazlet and on Route 9. in Old Bridge, according to the press release.


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