Taylor is on her way becoming a McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Taylor is on her way becoming a McDonald’s Owner/Operator

 May 01, 2019

McDonald’s has created a truly unique advising campaign for employees that began with a simple question: “Where do you want to be?”

Through this exciting campaign, a handful of ambitious McDonald’s restaurant employees have been living out that question through career shadow day experiences with mentors – some of whom are McDonald’s restaurant alumni or current employees – in their desired career fields of interest.

One of those lucky restaurant employees is Taylor Porter, who aspires to one day be an Owner/Operator of her own McDonald’s franchise. She was given the opportunity to spend a day shadowing Owner/Operator Dennis Cha.

Taylor is on the way to becoming a McDonald’s franchisee

Taylor is also a Archways to Opportunity participant and, having already worked for Dennis who owns and operates five McDonald’s restaurants, for the past six years, she is well on her way to achieving her goal.

During her shadow day, Taylor worked alongside Dennis to understand the work that goes into being an Owner/Operator. She joined him at one of his newly remodeled locations, outside of Chicago, to learn what he looks for when he visits his restaurants.

Taylor also attended Dennis’s weekly general manager meeting where hot priorities and restaurant goals were discussed. In addition, she participated in a meeting with a local non-profit Dennis works closely with to see how Owner/Operators like Dennis are involved in their communities.

Through her shadow day, Taylor was able to experience first-hand how the skills she’s learning now – like teamwork, customer service and responsibility – will serve her well when she becomes an Owner/Operator someday.

Taking a big step forward as an Operations Associate

Following the shadow day, Taylor is taking an immediate step toward reaching her long-term career goal as she is beginning a new role within McDonald’s working in the field as an Operations Associate.

Taylor says: “I feel like the skills that I’m learning at McDonald’s will help me go very far in my life. I’ve chosen to be an Owner/Operator and taking on this challenge is something I look forward to.”

Reach where you want to be through a career with McDonald’s

The Where You Want To Be campaign is just one of many McDonald’s initiatives that demonstrate how the company helps its employees achieve their dreams – whether that’s at McDonald’s or beyond. There is no better time to learn more about this progressive employer and apply for opportunities to kick-start your own career.


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