The Big Mac is back

After months of construction and mouth-watering anticipation, dignitaries, officials and local residents took part in a grand-opening ceremony for the new Pickens McDonald’s last week. The restaurant, which opened to the public on Thursday, opened at the same site of the former McDonald’s building at the corner of S.C. Highways 8 and 183. Franchise owner Mo Collins thanked those in attendance and recognized building contractor Jeremy Nichols, who said he included a Bible in the foundation of the restaurant, just as he does in all his projects. Pickens High School JROTC students raised the American flag outside the restaurant.