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Mayor Emanuel Declares "McDonald's Day" in Chicago

June 28, 2018

Rahm with McDonald's Employees

Dozens of McDonald's System leaders, owner-operators, and crew share McDonald's impact with city Aldermen

Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a proclamation officially declaring June 27 “McDonald’s Day.” The day also marked the first City Hall day since moving into our new headquarters in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim, June 27, 2018 to be McDONALD’S DAY IN CHICAGO and encourage all Chicagoans to recognize the ongoing contributions of McDonald’s Corporation, its local Owner/Operators, thousands of employees and dozens of Chicago-based suppliers and vendors, in our city and around the world. 

In celebration of the McDonald’s story and the significant economic impact our headquarters and 112 restaurants bring to Chicago’s communities, dozens of people visited city hall to meet with over 20 Alderman, the Deputy Mayor and Mayor Emanuel himself, representing every aspect of the McDonald’s system, including Chief Global Diversity Officer Wendy Lewis, 15 Chicago Owner-Operators, MHQ employees and local McDonald’s suppliers Best Diamond and General Mills. 

McDonald's Day Proclamation

Alderman Walter Burnett, who represents MHQ, spoke with the attendees and noted: “McDonald’s moving its headquarters to the city of Chicago is bigger than my ward. It’s about the city of Chicago. And the benefits you all have brought to the city of Chicago is tremendous… I know there are several businesses moving to our community because of your development and your headquarters moving to the area. So we’re very grateful for that. That helps us to get more housing sold, more businesses in our community, and it’s just a great thing. We welcome you all, and we are happy that you are here. And I appreciate the fact you are taking the initiative to show me the diversity of McDonald’s.”

McDonald's Employees at Chicago City Hall


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