Reward boosted for Ronald McDonald’s return

1 Philadelphia

Philadelphia News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search

The reward for the life-sized statue of Ronald McDonald taken from a New Jersey restaurant has been increased to $1,000.


Philip Koury, owner/operator of the McDonald’s Restaurant on Center Street in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, said there are no leads in the case.

The statue which had been set outside during renovations disappeared sometime between 11 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. April 27.


“I have no idea where it is or if it is going to be returned,” said Koury, when reached by phone on Thursday. 





He said the reward for Ronald’s return was increased from $500 to $1,000.

Koury said there has been an outpouring of support from the community, friends and customers who are all on the lookout for the statue, which has been a fixture in the restaurant for about 24 years. He originally bought it to have “something nice for the kids” who came to eat, he said.

People old and young loved to have their photo taken with Ronald, Koury said. A bride and groom, who met at the restaurant, even came by to have their photo taken next to the statue.




“In a small town, you don’t expect something like this,” he added. He said people familiar with the location and the workers are in disbelief. “What gives (thieves) the right to come to a site and just take something?”

He added they would be heartbroken if Ronald was destroyed.  The statue is no longer made. Still, he is currently reaching out to other locations see if there is one not on display that is available just in case their statue is not recovered, Koury said.

“I just want to get Ronald back,” Koury said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clinton Township Police Department at 908-735-7270, the Koury Family’s Flemington location at 908-782-4550 or the Major Crimes Unit of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129.
















More Coverage









<![CDATA[<![CDATA[]]]]>]]>
<![CDATA[<![CDATA[]]]]>]]>
Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.


1 Philadelphia

Philadelphia News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube

Leave a Reply