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MCL Cafeterias

MCL Cafeterias now known as MCL Restaurant & Bakery, is a chain of American cafeteria-style restaurants.



The company began with a single cafeteria in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1950, founded by Charles O. McGaughey and George Laughner. MCL is an abbreviation of their two names.[1] Today, the chain operates locations in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. It is a privately owned company, now exclusively owned by the McGaughey family. In 2007, MCL Cafeterias changed their brand to "MCL Restaurant and Bakery," although no fundamental changes have been made in production.

Current LocationsEdit

MCL Cafeteria at the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington, Ohio

Restaurants are concentrated in Indiana but also present in Illinois and Ohio[2]

Former LocationsEdit

  • Springfield, Illinois (White Oaks Mall - Relocated to Free Standing Building East of Mall)
  • Anderson, Indiana (Mounds Mall - Closed in 2014)
  • Bloomington, Indiana (College Mall - Relocated to Liberty Crossing in 2004)
  • Bloomington, Indiana (Liberty Crossing - Closed in 2008)
  • Elkhart, Indiana (Concord Mall - Relocated to Free-Standing Building Outside Mall in 2004)
  • Elkhart, Indiana (Concord Mall - Outside - Closed in 2006)
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana (Glenbrook Square Mall)
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana (Southtown Mall - Mall Demolished)
  • Greenwood, Indiana (Greenwood Park Mall - Closed in 2003)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (38th Street and Sherman Drive)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (62nd Street - Broad Ripple - Closed in 2015)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (Lafayette Square Mall - Closed in 2003)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (Washington Square Mall - Closed in 2014)
  • Lawrence, Indiana (Esquire Plaza)
  • Richmond, Indiana (Richmond Square Mall - Closed in December 2018)
  • South Bend, Indiana (Scottsdale Mall - Mall Demolished)
  • Terre Haute, Indiana (Honey Creek Mall - Relocated to Meadows Shopping Center)
  • Southfield, Michigan (Tel-Twelve Mall - Mall Demolished)
  • Columbus, Ohio (Dublin-Granville Road)
  • Columbus, Ohio (Eastland Drive)
  • Lima, Ohio (Lima Mall)
  • Trotwood, Ohio (Salem Mall - Mall Demolished)
  • Westerville, Ohio (Westerville Square - Closed in December 2017)

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