CHICAGO, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 22, 2005–Nation’s top McDonald’s restaurant managers gathered in Chicago to receive the Ray Kroc Award this week. The Ray Kroc Award is an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top one percent of McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country. Named after McDonald’s corporate founder Ray Kroc, the award is given to managers who deliver superior results in selected areas of performance — operational excellence, reinforcing McDonald’s commitment to people, and building the business.
Only 135 managers were chosen this year to receive the Ray Kroc Award, an honor that comes with a cash award, a Ray Kroc award trophy and pin and a trip to Chicago for an awards gala held March 15. The banquet was hosted by Ralph Alvarez, President, McDonald’s North America at Chicago’s Renaissance Hotel.
Ray Kroc built the McDonald’s business on the belief that greatness can only be achieved through the dedication and support of a company’s people. The award was named after him based on his commitment to people and recognizing their contributions to the organization he helped establish.
“I am thrilled to congratulate the top one percent of McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country,” Ralph Alvarez, President, McDonald’s North America. “We are proud to pay tribute to the best and brightest managers in our system for the critical role they play in delivering a truly outstanding customer experience.”
McDonald’s Owner/Operators and/or regional staff nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Award to recognize their hard work, dedication and commitment to McDonald’s. From there, a selection committee of representatives from McDonald’s Operations, Training and Human Resources select the top one percent of McDonald’s Restaurant Managers for the Ray Kroc Award.
McDonald’s is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants serving nearly 48 million people in 119 countries each day. Approximately 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent, local businessmen and women. Please visit http://www.mcdonalds.com for more information.
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