About McDonald's of SWLA!

McDonald's of Southwest Louisiana had its first store open in Calcasieu Parish in 1972. Melvin Gehrig, Sr. and his wife Eleanor with help from their son Darrell Gehrig opened the store in Lake Charles on Prien Lake Road. After the second store was added on Ruth Street in Sulphur in 1984, Doug Gehrig moved to Lake Charles to work with his family. Since that time, nine more locations have been opened throughout Calcasieu Parish from Iowa to Sulphur, and from South Lake Charles to DeQuincy.

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Giving Back to Calcasieu Parish

At McDonald's of Southwest Louisiana, we strive to give back to our community, not only by offering quality food, at an extreme value, but also by supporting efforts that improve the quality of life in Calcasieu Parish.

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Get In Touch
3414 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA, 70607
337-436-3368 Phone
337-436-3361 Fax


Apply Online

To apply at one of our 10 locations, visit our apply online page and get links to all applications to every location!

Employee Info

McDonald's Corporation and its independent franchisees are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To get information on career and employee information, visit the employee info page.


McDonald's of Southwest Louisiana currently has 10 locations. To view each website and information visit the locations page.