Our Black McFamily Members Serve and Inspire

February 20, 2021

This Black History Month, we're celebrating the Black community and the innumerable ways they’ve helped shape McDonald's into the brand it is today. From trailblazing franchisees and corporate change makers to hardworking restaurant managers and crew, we're proud of how our Black McFamily members feed and foster communities around the world. Throughout February, we’re sharing inspiring stories from our past, and our actions today to advance the cause of equity, fairness and opportunity into the future.

Yolanda Travis: Change Maker

When she took over the restaurant helmed by McDonald’s first-ever African American franchisee in 2007, Yolanda Travis made sure the location was named a Black historical site.

Trina Bediako: Leader

A female Black CEO in a male dominated industry, commercial baking, Trina Bediako learned the business fundamentals from a true mentor – her father.

Kristen Jones: Role Model

“If we’re ready to have transparent discussions, we can really move the needle,” says Kristen Jones, the company’s first Director of Legal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

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