McDonald’s Europe has just announced the 73 restaurant managers who are winners of the first ever Ray Kroc Awards for Europe. Chosen from over 7,300 restaurants the 73 managers represent the top one per cent of McDonald’s restaurant managers from across the region.
The Ray Kroc Awards were established in the U.S. 14 years ago and launched for the first time in Europe this year. Named after McDonald’s Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, they acknowledge and reward hardworking restaurant managers who deliver superior results in team performance and operational excellence.
“Today is about recognising the achievements of our restaurant managers and the critical role they play in delivering our outstanding customer experience”, said Doug Goare, President of McDonald’s Europe. “We believe good people practice leads to a better customer experience, and our managers make an enormous contribution to bringing our values to life and ensuring McDonald’s is and continues to be a great place to work.”
As one of the largest employers in Europe, 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 get the skills and experience they need to progress in their careers. In the past six years, it has created over 75,000 jobs across Europe. The Ray Kroc Awards are just one of the many workplace initiatives McDonald’s has introduced in Europe.
McDonald’s has a proven track record of providing opportunities for progression and promoting from within; around 90% of restaurant management began their careers as Crew Members.
Recipients of the Ray Kroc awards are chosen by McDonald's owner-operators and regional staff, who nominate restaurant managers in recognition of their hard work, dedication, and commitment to McDonald's and its customers. From there, a selection committee of representatives from McDonald's Europe operations, training, and human resources teams select the Award winners.
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About McDonald’s Europe
McDonald's Europe is the region’s leading foodservice retailer with approximately 7,400 restaurants in 39 countries, employing 415,000 people and serving over 14 million customers every day. Over 70% of McDonald's restaurants in Europe are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcdpressoffice.eu or follow @McDonaldsEurope on Twitter.
The Ray Kroc Award Winners 2013
• Laura Doherty, McDonald’s UK
• Mirsad Muric, McDonald’s Germany
• Denis Puntus, McDonald’s Russia