Jeff Stratton is President, McDonald's USA, LLC. In this role, Mr. Stratton is responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results of the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States.
Previously, Stratton was McDonald’s Corporate Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chief Restaurant Operations Officer. In this position, he was responsible for all of the corporate functional areas that make up the Restaurant Solutions Group, impacting more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurant locations around the world.
Stratton has more than 40 years of work experience with the McDonald’s system. Throughout his McDonald’s career, Stratton has managed various aspects of restaurant operations in the field as well as in McDonald’s home office in Oak Brook.
Stratton joined McDonald’s as a crewmember in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan in 1973. He worked his way up through the restaurants and held various field operations positions in the Detroit Region until 1987 when he was promoted to Staff Director of Operations and Menu Management. In 1990, Stratton moved to Columbus to serve as the Director of Operations, and later held several corporate positions at the company’s headquarters before returning to field operations as the Regional Vice President for the McDonald’s Denver Region in 1998.
In 2001, Stratton became Senior Vice President and Chief Supporting Officer of the West Division and was promoted to West Division President later that year. Stratton returned to home office in 2002 and joined the U.S. leadership team as the Executive Vice President and Chief Restaurant Operations Officer for McDonald’s U.S.A. In 2005, Stratton became Worldwide Chief Restaurant Officer.