Featured Member – McDonald’s

This month our Featured Members are the four winners of the 2012 Chamber Business Awards, announced at our December luncheon. Today we feature McDonald’s, who was presented the 2012 “Strength of Sheridan” award, honoring a Chamber business that has been in business and supporting¬† the Chamber and the community for 20+ years.

McDonald's logoAcross the U.S., approximately 11% of McDonald’s restaurants are owned by McDonald’s Corporation, while approximately 89% are owned by independent owners, the franchisees.

The restaurants in Sheridan are locally owned and operated by Larry Storo, Sr., who started as crew in 1969. He worked his way up through the various positions within McDonald’s and in 1986 he purchased his first restaurant. Over the past 26 years, Larry and his team have supported the local community in various ways.

Larry’s first restaurant located on North Main was recently rebuilt and the location on Coffeen was built 3 years ago. He knows from personal experience that McDonald’s can provide people with various career opportunities. 75% of McDonald’s Restaurant Managers started as crew, which is very evident in his business. Maryann Kaminsky is the Restaurant Manager at North Main. She started as crew with Larry and has been managing for over 14 years. Chris Dooley, the Restaurant Manager at Coffeen, has been with the company for over 20 years. McDonald’s was Chris’s first job at the age of 15. As part of the store manager training, they attend Hamburger University to receive a degree in Hamburgerology. In fact, McDonald’s management training program is the only recognized quick service training program by the American Council on Education (ACE). The managers can earn up to 50 college credits toward a 2- or 4-year degree.

McDonald’s and Larry Storo recognize that the staff makes outstanding contributions in our restaurants and deliver the Brand promise to their customers each and every day. Many of his staff have worked for him for over 10 years. For example, one employee has been at North Main even longer than Larry – Judy Kinter has worked with Larry for 26 years, but has actually been with McDonald’s locally for 32 years. Larry Storo appreciates all the work his current and past employees have done over the years to satisfy all of their customers and thanks the Sheridan community for their continued support.

 

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