• Reporter Lorna Hamilton

McDonald’s Now Open


Mayor Caroline McAuley presenting a welcome plaque to McDonald’s Franchisee James (purple shirt) and Tamara Richer along with members of council. Photo Lorna Hamilton

May 25, 2021 crews broke ground for the new McDonald’s restaurant in Vermilion. The restaurant was scheduled to open in late September but due to delays in construction materials, the restaurant opening was delayed a couple of days until October 1.

Currently, the restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for Drive-thru. Dine-in hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but currently have no sit-in dining due to restrictions. They do have Curbside delivery which started on Monday, October 4. The restaurant will be going 24 hours in the Drive-Thru starting Nov 1.

Franchisee James Richer has been a part of the McDonald’s family for over 40 years. Along with his wife Tamara, they currently live in the Vegreville area and have been McDonald’s Franchisees since 2007. They also operate McDonald’s restaurants in Vegreville, St. Paul, and Wainwright.

James and Tamara look forward to becoming a part of the Vermilion community, building strong relationships and getting involved in local activities. <