CHICAGO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's honored its top restaurant
managers today in Chicago with the 2008 Ray Kroc Award, an annual
performance-based award that recognizes the top performing McDonald's
restaurant managers in the country. This award was established in 1999 to
honor hardworking restaurant managers -- those who make Ray Kroc's, McDonald's
corporate founder, vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for
customers each day.
A select 139 managers were chosen this year to receive the Ray Kroc Award,
an honor that comes with a cash award, a Ray Kroc award trophy and pin and a
trip to Chicago for an awards gala, which was hosted today by McDonald's USA
President, Don Thompson. The banquet took place in Chicago at the Sheraton
Hotel & Towers.
"We are proud to pay tribute to this select group of managers that play a
critical role in the McDonald's system," said Don Thompson, President,
McDonald's USA. "Each of these managers truly raise the bar in delivering an
outstanding restaurant experience for our customers and creating a positive
work environment for their fellow employees. We value their contributions to
our team and are proud of all of their accomplishments that set them apart in
Ray Kroc built the McDonald's business on the belief that greatness can
only be achieved through the dedication and support of a company's people. The
award was named after him based on his commitment to people and recognizing
their contributions to the organization he helped establish. Each year, this
prestigious award is given to the top 1 percent of McDonald's(R) U.S.
restaurant managers to recognize their superior performance and achievement.
McDonald's Owner/Operators and/or regional staff nominate restaurant
managers for the Ray Kroc Award to recognize their hard work, dedication and
commitment to McDonald's. From there, a selection committee of
representatives from McDonald's Operations, Training and Human Resources
select the top 1 percent of McDonald's Restaurant Managers for the Ray Kroc
For more information on the Ray Kroc Awards and this year's winners,
please visit www.mcdepk.com/raykrocawards.
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States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to
millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald's 14,000
U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees.
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