In Upper Arlington, the MCL Restaurant & Bakery has always has been pigeonholed as the place where only area seniors choose to dine. You've heard the saying "this is not your father's Buick." Well the same applies to the updated Kingsdale eatery.

In Upper Arlington, the MCL Restaurant & Bakery has always has been pigeonholed as the place where only area seniors choose to dine. You've heard the saying "this is not your father's Buick." Well the same applies to the updated Kingsdale eatery.

Families, both young and old, are coming to MCL because they enjoy the family atmosphere and mostly because they enjoy good food, says Candy Ward, general manager of MCL Kingsdale.

"When I say good food, I am saying real food," says Ward, who has worked at MCL for 38 of the 41 years since it opened its doors in UA.

With the recent renovations of MCL and the Kingsdale area, Ward has noticed a change in the clientele demographics and reports that the renovations have been good for business. MCL has its "regulars," but many young new faces are appearing to enjoy the wide variety of food.

MCL has been owned and operated by the McGahghey and Laughner families for over 50 years and is based out of Indianapolis. According to Ward, the company prides itself on its handmade, fresh baked goods as well as kettle-made stocks and soups. MCL's bakers arrive at 6 a.m. each day to begin making their signature pies and breads.

Families and area businesses are discovering the large and enclosed banquet area at MCL. According to Ward, families are scheduling their holiday gatherings and dinners at MCL for the convenience of not having to cook or clean up.

"People then go home after their meal and celebrate the day together," Ward said. "We take out the hassle of cooking and cleaning so that everyone can enjoy the day."

MCL benefits a great deal from being a member of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. According to Ward, the chamber has helped by getting the word out about their new changes, by attending chamber networking events and by hosting chamber lunch meetings. MCL's catering business has expanded and is now serving larger groups, such as Ohio State University.

"We just want the area people and their families to come in and enjoy our great tasting food. Young or old, there's something here for everyone," Ward said.