Mid-Michigan couple pursues the ‘American Dream’

Mid-Michigan couple pursues the
‘American Dream’


LANSING— Dewitt residents Chris and Renee Draves are proof that the American Dream of working hard to succeed, building a business and employing others is alive and well, said state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge.

On Tuesday, the Draves opened the doors of their new McDonald’s store.

“For many, McDonald’s is simply a job, and there is nothing wrong with that,” said Jones. “However, to the Draves and others, it is more than that.  It is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of the fast food industry, to work hard and to become business owners. That is part of the American Dream.”

While in high school, and before they were married, Chris and Renee both worked at McDonald’s. Each would rise among the ranks and would eventually serve as department heads before purchasing their first store together in 2004 in Grand Ledge. Since the purchase of this store, they have purchased two more in Delta Township and one in Potterville.

“I would like to congratulate Chris and Renee on the opening of their new restaurant,” said Jones. “Their hard work and dedication has given them a career to be proud of and provided jobs to members of the community they live in.”