News – “Mother, daughter find their soulmates working at McDonald’s” – FAIRFIELD – Caitlin Davis’ love story began the same way her mother’s did three decades earlier – at the Nilles Road McDonald’s.

Both mother and daughter were teenagers – Caitlin, 17 in 2010; her mom, Gina, 16 in 1981 – when they found their soulmates at the fast food eatery.

But early next month the popular restaurant – the 46th busiest McDonald’s in the United States with the 13th busiest drive-thru – will close its doors for three months. That’s so it can be torn down and rebuilt as a newer, fresher-looking McDonald’s.

“We’re very excited about it,’’ said Kara Tafur, who with her husband, is buying the McDonald’s from her father later this year, just like her father bought it from his father.

“We’re making a lot of changes with the lot. It will have a lot of really good upgrades – like ordering kiosks in the lobby.”

Over the years the eatery, which first opened in 1976, has undergone three remodels. The new restaurant will be 5,754 square feet with a two-lane drive-thru and better positioning on the one-acre lot in downtown Fairfield.

“We wanted to start fresh and add something really beautiful to the city,” Tafur said.

Caitlin and her mom have mixed feelings about the rebuild.

“It’s kind of sad it’s going to go. We have a lot of memories – sentimental memories – tied there,” said Caitlin, who is marrying Andrew Denterlein this May.

The two met at McDonald’s eight years ago on Caitlin’s first day of work at her first job.

“I had just gotten my license and I needed a job to pay for car insurance and gas,” Caitlin said.

Denterlein had been working at McDonald’s – also his first job – for two years and knew Caitlin’s dad, Mike, who was a supervisor.

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