Her kind of place

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank so many as I close the 44-year chapter of my life. Sunday, I retired after 44 years of working for McDonald’s.

I would, first of all, like to thank the late George Ameen and Don Michael for giving me the opportunity to run their Tiffin McDonald’s. I was promoted to general manager in the spring of 1983 when the late John Koons transferred to Clyde to open a new restaurant there. Later in my career, Tom and Luke Humbard took ownership of the Tiffin McDonald’s, and I truly appreciate their continued support of my role managing the business.

I had so many unique opportunities as an employee of such a vast brand as McDonald’s. In my early career, I was able to temporarily move to Florida to help open a few locations there. I also have been able to attend conferences in fun places such as Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. The memories I have collected along my career are endless.

I am humbled by my loyal customers who have continued to come visit my golden arches daily, rain or shine. I have built so many relationships through the years. I am going to miss the thousands of familiar faces that come to the restaurant in any given week. I would also like to thank the dedicated crew and managers I have worked with through the years. We are a very busy location and my team has worked hard for me. My assistant managers have been with me an average of 20 years. That is almost unheard of in today’s restaurant industry.

I would like to also wish Connie Nusbaum my best as I hand over the operations to her. Connie has been with McDonald’s over 40 years herself. With me staying in the Tiffin area, I have really prevented her from getting an opportunity such as this. I have total confidence that I am leaving the community of Tiffin in good hands. Connie has outstanding people and customer service skills and is excited to be given this opportunity.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family for their love and continued support. My husband, Don, my daughter, Dawn, and my son, Andrew, have been so understanding of the time and attention it has taken me to build the business to what it is today, a legacy I am proud of.


Sue Gaietto,