Top 1 Percent of McDonald’s Managers Receive Prestigious Ray Kroc Award
February 04, 2016 Today, McDonald’s Corporation announced the names of 340 top performing restaurant managers who will receive the prestigious 2016 Ray Kroc Award. Chosen globally from more than 36,000 restaurants, these individuals represent the top 1 percent of McDonald’s restaurant managers from around the world.
Named after McDonald’s Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, the award recognizes and rewards hardworking restaurant managers who deliver superior results in team performance and operational excellence. The Ray Kroc Awards were established in 1999 to celebrate exceptional manager performance at both company-owned and franchised restaurants.
“At McDonald’s, our restaurant employees are the face of our brand and a real differentiator for us,” said David Fairhurst, McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. “This award allows us to pay tribute to our top performing restaurant managers and recognize them for delivering an outstanding restaurant experience for our customers, as well as creating a positive work environment for their staff.”
The recipients of the Ray Kroc Award are nominated by McDonald's franchisees and regional management for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the McDonald's brand. From there, a selection committee of representatives from McDonald's operations, training, and human resources teams select the award winners.
McDonald’s is committed to creating employment opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds, as well as boosting employability to help people gain the skills and experience they need to progress in their careers. McDonald’s provides opportunities for progression and promoting from within; around 90% of restaurant management began their careers as crew members.
Ray Kroc Award recipients are invited to join their international peers at the Ray Kroc Awards celebration at McDonald’s 2016 Worldwide Convention on April 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.