*Rita Mack’s dream of becoming a McDonald’s Franchise owner came true in 1986.
After saving for five years to launch her first franchise, she and her husband grew that investment into what is now three McDonald’s restaurants in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Mrs. Mack now presides as the Chair and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association; a 37 year old organization whose mission is to ensure the success of McDonald’s 1400 African American franchises and to support the communities that they serve. The revenue from these restaurant chains in the NBMOA exceeds $3.2 billion. That revenue stream not only creates jobs but offers a grassroots demonstration of corporate citizenship. One such effort was actualized when the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association raised $100,000 for relief efforts in Haiti among several other types of local and regional contributions throughout the year.
While in service as a franchise owner, Mrs. Mack discovered the golden opportunity to galvanize the energy of women in business. Along with nine of her colleagues, she co-founded the McDonald’s Women Operator Network, which now boasts a membership of five hundred.
Rita Mack has proven to be an asset to the McDonald’s corporation and for her numerous civic involvements. Be Informed, Be Inspired and Be Involved is the philosophy from which she governs. This principle has morphed into a perfect example of how business and community work together. Mrs. Mack’s achievements will be duly noted by McDonalds on Friday, July 2nd when she will be recognized with a 365Black Award! More info on this can be found at www.365Black.com.
A brief list of additional credits for Rita Mack include, serving as Commissioner of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Board of Directors and being a life member of the NAACP. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University and a A Lifetime Achievement Award winner from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Council of Black Faculty and Staff.
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