By Luci Scott
It is the first McDonald's on Gila River Indian Community land.
Gila River may own the land, but not in trust as part of the reservation. It would be like any land owned by a non-Native business. The tribe would pay property taxes, McDonald's would pay business taxes, etc.
Still, this may be the first McDonald's on any type of Indian land. It's worth noting for that reason.
P.S. I bet this McDonald's won't be handing out Custer toys.