Waycross, Folkston restaurants also sold to Morrison family
Blackshear’s McDonald’s has been owned and operated for the past quarter century by the Fey family under the FEYS II banner.
That tenure has come to an end.
Brian Fey and his wife, Jenna, owners for the past 15 years, sold the local restaurant, along with the two locations in Waycross and in Folkston, to Cole and Katie Morrison of St. Simons Island.
“It is with mixed emotions that we are retiring, but we have been blessed for these 25 years,” said Fey. “The Morrisons are wonderful people and will be great operators of the restaurants.”
Fey said he and Jenna and their family are retiring and will be focusing on mission work.
“We will be going back and forth to the Dominican Republic as we partner with Holt’s House of Hope in Boca Chica,” he said.
Rick Fey, patriarch of the family, first opened the McDonald’s in the then Flash Foods store located at the corner of U.S. Highway 84, Main Street and Gordon Street in 1996.
Fey began selling the restaurants to his sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Jenna and Adam and Ashley, in 2005. Rick Fey retired in 2010.
Brian and Jenna operated the restaurants in Waycross, Blackshear and Folkston, while Adam and Ashley operated the establishments in Kingsland and Callahan, FL.
Adam and Ashley will still own and operate those restaurants under the FEYS II banner.
“We will be eternally grateful for the love, partnership and support we have received in Blackshear and at our other stores,” Brian Fey said. “To our loyal customers and our dedicated team members, we thank you and wish you blessings and McHappiness.”