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Market Street Broiler celebrates 20 years

McDonald's honors manager at Murray site

Market Street Broiler, 260 S. 1300 East, celebrates 20 years of operation March 17 with a "20 for $20 Special" — a 20 piece meal of crab claws, oysters and/or prawns. Or diners can have the "$20 Steak and Lobster Special" — an 8-ounce steak with 8 ounces of lobster. The "8 ounces" commemorates historic Fire Station No. 8, home to the Market Street Broiler. As part of the celebration, vintage fire truck will roll down Salt Lake streets in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15, and will park in front of the Broiler for the rest of the month.

Although the restaurant's mesquite-broiled fresh fish hasn't changed, last year the restaurant and fish market underwent a renovation and now sport a fresh, nautical theme.

McDonald's has honored a Utah employee with the Ray Kroc Award, which recognizes the top 1 percent of McDonald's restaurant managers in the country. Karen Baessler of Murray was one of 132 managers selected for the award. She receives a $2,500 cash award and a trip to Naples, Fla., for the awards gala.

Baessler manages the retro-style McDonald's restaurant at 5875 S. State Street in Murray for owners Doug Johnson and Clark Stringham. She has worked at several McDonald's over the past 23 years with the company. Named after McDonald's corporate founder Ray Kroc, the award is given for operational excellence and reinforcing McDonald's commitment to people and building the business.

Harmon's Grocery Stores will donate a percentage of its frozen-food sales to Special Olympics Utah during the month of March. In addition, Harmon's will have Special Olympics icons available for a minimum donation of $1 at check-out stands. Customers can sign the icons, which will be used to decorate the stores. To further celebrate the Irish spirit, the stores will honor 12 athletes selected to compete in the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland, in June. Every weekend in March, Special Olympics athletes and representatives will greet customers at all 11 Harmon's stores. The store will also offer reduced prices on frozen foods, a kids' coloring contest and a prize drawing for freezers. The goal for 2003 is to raise $70,000 for Special Olympics Utah.

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