Congratulations to our 2023 Global Staff Award Winners!

McDonalds Employees walking down a staircase

March 01, 2024

This message was sent to Global Employees (including corporate employees in IDL markets).


Happy Employee Appreciation Day! 

Today is a cherished tradition at McDonald's, offering us a moment to pause and appreciate our collective achievements over the past year. Please join me in extending a heartfelt congratulations to the winners of our 2023 global staff award programs. The hard work, passion and commitment of these teams and individuals have not only contributed to a remarkable year, but also set the stage for continued excellence. 

  • Our Presidents’ Award celebrates the top 1% of our staff employees globally. Our 2023 award celebrates 125 high-achieving individuals from across 40 markets around the world who embody our values.
  • Our Circle of Excellence Award recognizes 12 cross-functional teams that represent how we truly are better, together. These teams embodied an enterprise mindset to deliver significant results and continuously raise the bar through their innovative and scalable work, helping us move faster and smarter as an organization.
  • Our Shining Light Award offers everyone the opportunity to appreciate those individuals who are living our values each day, and our 2023 award recognizes 227 individuals from 60 markets. We received over 3000 nominations for this award, and I want to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to recognize their colleagues.  

These awards represent significant accomplishments and honor the dedication of those who consistently exceeded expectations to drive our business to new heights. 

On behalf of the Senior Leadership Team, congratulations to all our award winners and our sincerest thanks to each of you for making 2023 an incredible year. Thank you for all your contributions and for making McDonald’s a truly great place to work.


Heidi Capozzi

EVP, Global Chief People Officer

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