Ronald McDonald statue recovered

CLINTON, N.J. - Authorities have recovered the Ronald McDonald statue stolen from a McDonald’s restaurant in Clinton Township, New Jersey.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday that the 250-pound statue of a sitting man with red hair and yellow overalls has been returned to franchise owners Philip and Diane Koury.

Officials didn’t provide details into how the fiberglass statue was recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

“We are so thrilled to have our Ronald back so our customers can continue to enjoy him for years to come,” the Kourys said.

The statue went missing April 26 while the restaurant is being renovated.

A $500 reward was offered for information leading to the arrests of the person or persons responsible. It’s unclear if the reward was distributed.

The Kourys have operated the restaurant since 1991. The statue has been there the whole time.

The Clinton restaurant is currently being upgraded to include modern design features like digital kiosks and table service to improve the customer experience.

The restaurant is expected to hold its grand re-opening in June.

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