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McDonald's To Become Hickory Dairy Queen's New Neighbor

The fast food joint will soon have a new location in Hickory.

Dairy Queen is gaining McDonald's as a neighbor, with a new Hickory location currently under construction next door to the ice cream shop.

The site at 1502 Conowingo Road, at the intersection of Conowingo Road and the Hickory Bypass, shows signs of change.

A building permit has been issued by the county and S. Thomas Contracting, a based excavation company in charge of developing the site, confirms the McDonald's is currently under construction.

Do you think a McDonald's at this location will serve the community well? Why or why not? Leave a comment.

steve Ruth July 26, 2012 at 08:35 PM
What a joke , more cars and the parking lots is hard too get into now. Come on McD's THINK
MW July 26, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Just what we need...another gross fast food chain
Phil Dirt July 26, 2012 at 09:06 PM
As long as they extend Bynum Road across Water Tower Way for a back entrance, this should improve access to the shopping center, especially from the bypass.
terri July 26, 2012 at 09:15 PM
i happen to know the franchise owner, and i know people will go there before they go to rock springs, his stores are known for being the cleanest and and most well run stores around. rock springs and most others in belair are corporate stores and do not live up to the high standards this owner has welcome mcdonalds thanks for the jobs you will bring
John E. Balls July 26, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Great. The smell of McD mixing with the smell from Seasons should make for a fragrant fall. Dislike
HarfordMama July 26, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I agree. McDonalds=McCrappers
HappieGrannie July 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM
This will be GREAT!!! And I agree with Territory I know this owner I hate going to the Rock Springs store the staff is rude at best and the store is fairly dirty looking almost all the time. Even though I live closer to the Rock Spring store I will try to go to Fallston or Churchville stores first
HappieGrannie July 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Sorry I meant I agree with Terri not Territory.Danger smartphone
Karl Schuub July 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Perfect...just perfect. With all these fast food stores maybe they can reach a point where you don't even have to stop for food. They could like require you leave the window open and throw the food at you in little baseball like containers. That's so personal and awesome - everybody say yes.
Paul Bull July 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Last name Lozinak ??
Phil Dirt July 27, 2012 at 01:32 AM
One can only hope not, Paul.
EMMS July 27, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Don't forget Waffle House: the grease pit of Hickory.
Anne Thiessen July 27, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Who cares! I don't eat at McDonalds. give me Hickory Station any day !!
AJ July 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Yes love that idea...Hardee's!!!!
BlueStarMom July 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM
We don't need anymore fast food, gas stations, or pharmacies. How about a health food fast food. Give options of vegan and gluten free. Harford county needs to start addressing the poor health and not making it worse.
Just Me. July 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM
No more McDs!! LoL. I think that is so dumb when there is one in Rockspring. Sonic should have jumped on that spot and put one of their establishments further north like Chik-Fil-A did.
Erinn July 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Seriously?? And I just had a conversation with my kiddos about eating healthy and WHY we need to make good choices with our food. Another McD's is not the answer. Thank the Lord that Chick Fil A moved into Forest Hill (not that their food is THAT much bettter mind you!) oh well! :)
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mnm July 27, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Geeze another Mcdonalds?! O well...Im looking forward to Texas Road House opening in Fallston! AWSOME food, great prices and a fun place!
j johnson (formerly jj) July 27, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Don't you people ever cook and eat at home with your kids?
michelle July 27, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Doesn't make any sense to me with one already on Red Pump Road. That corner is so congested with traffice already. Trying to cross Rt 1 coming out of that shopping center at certain times of the day is taking your life in your hands. I guess it's no worse the BK opening near Redners and having one on the corner of 543 and rt 22.
ROD SPEARS July 27, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I agree, we do not need another McDs in Hickory. We need a HARDEE'S, the breakfast menu kills all fast food chains around, also lunch menu is great. HARDEES IS DA BOMB DIGGITY!!!!
glenn July 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
well said Terry..well said...
Richard S*****r July 27, 2012 at 09:05 PM
bingo.
Jack Weber July 28, 2012 at 02:40 AM
This is great news. I won't have to drive so far to get to the nearest McDonalds. More progress for Harford.
Lisa Childs July 28, 2012 at 03:37 PM
We do not need more crappy fast food. We do need healthier choices. I agree with Blue Starmom. As a gluten free vegetarian trying to raise a healthy child, I would love to see a vegan restaurant in Harford County. We need to get with the times.
Phil Dirt July 28, 2012 at 03:59 PM
If the area would support a vegan restaurant, someone would open one. If this McDonald's is successful, then it would turn out to have been a good idea to locate a store there. That's the way the free market (as free as Annapolis and DC allow it to be) works.
Patrick B. August 03, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Yet another place I will pass by out of Hickory.That along with the new Royal Farms just give me another place to watch out for traffic.I am hoping that Baja Fresh will come back to the area near here,actually quite a good for healthy food.Mcdonald's besides having bad food also has bad customers,hyper and loud.
Basdavis August 09, 2012 at 04:38 AM
What we need for a healthier option is a Cosi. Awesome food and voted best healthy fast food several years ago. I only know of one down in Baltimore. Now I'm craving their signature salad and freshly made flatbread!
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