EASLEY — Amber Willimon, manager of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Easley, has won a Ray Kroc Award — an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s Restaurant Managers globally.
Willimon was one of 340 McDonald’s Restaurant managers around the world, from 60 markets, (representing the top one percent of restaurant managers) to receive the honor — which includes a cash prize and a trophy.
Willimon, who has been working for McDonald’s for 16 years, will be awarded her prize on April 18, 2018 at the Ray Kroc Awards Gala in Orlando, Fla., hosted by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s president and chief executive officer and David Fairhurst, McDonald’s executive vice president and chief people officer.
McDonald’s independent franchisees and regional management nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Awards to recognize their hard work, dedication and commitment to McDonald’s and its customers, the company stated.
“Amber Willimon was nominated for her commitment to operational excellence, delivering people systems and building the business,” said Maurice ‘Mo’ Collins, owner/operator of the Easley store. “We’re delighted that we are able to recognize Amber Willimon in this way for her commitment to McDonald’s.”
The company states around 90 percent of their restaurant management began their careers as crew members.
Currently, the company has approximately 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. Over 90 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women, they said.