The Groen Family Business
Owner Operator Paul Groen started working for his father (Lou Groen) in 1966, at Lou’s North Bend Road restaurant. Lou’s dedication and perseverance to be a great operator inspired Paul to emulate him. Twenty years later Paul fulfilled his own lifelong dream when he acquired two restaurants in Florence and Dry Ridge KY. Lou Retired in 1997 while Paul’s organization, Archways Bluegrass, grew from three to five restaurants.
Today, the Groen family operated Archways Bluegrass Organization stands at 26 locations. Paul has passed his legacy to two of his children, Grant and Erica, retiring from the business in October 2023. Both Grant and Erica pride themselves on having a solid reputation as a leader for the McDonald’s Brand and carrying on the Legacy of their father Paul and grandfather Lou.
Grant became an approved Owner Operator in 2011 and most recently purchased the Dry Ridge and Carrollton locations from Paul. He is also the current owner of the restaurants in Sparta, Florence/Turfway, Florence/Dream Street, Owenton, Alexandria, Independence, Wilder, Hebron, and Cold Spring.
Erica became and approved McDonald’s Owner Operator herself in 2014, most recently purchasing the Burlington, Crescent Springs, and Richwood locations from Paul in 2023. Erica is the owner of 15 restaurants now in total. These include the locations in Erlanger/Dixie, Latonia, Edgewood, Taylor Mill, Western Woods, North Bend, Glenway Avenue, Florence/ Union, Crittenden, Walton, Delhi, and Price Hill. The Groen family is proud to operate in both Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Ohio. We hope to entertain any comments you have and appreciate your business!