McDonald’s USA: announces new president

Oak Brook / IL. (mdc) McDonald´s Corporation announced Jeff Stratton, 58, McDonald´s USA president, has made the decision to retire after 41 years with the brand. As a result, the Board of Directors has elected former McDonald´s Executive Mike Andres as McDonald´s USA president effective October 15, the date of Stratton´s retirement. «When I tapped Jeff to assume the role of McDonald´s USA president nearly two years ago, I asked him to lay the foundation for future growth in the U.S. market», said President and CEO Don Thompson. «No one has worked more tirelessly to do that for this brand than Jeff. We are deeply grateful for his years of leadership and service, and wish him and his family all of the best». Andres, 56, will report to Thompson and also oversee the Canadian market. He joins McDonald´s after his most recent role as CEO and chairman of Logan´s Roadhouse Inc. Andres began his McDonald´s career in the restaurant, as manager for his family-owned McDonald´s in Northern California. He went on to build a 30-year track record of success at McDonald´s in diverse leadership roles. He started in marketing and worked across operations and development before becoming regional vice president and senior vice president. From 2001 to 2007, Andres served a successful tenure as president and CEO of Boston Market while it was a McDonald´s subsidiary. From 2010 to 2012, Andres served as president of the Central Division in the U.S., where he drove strong results in comparable sales, guest counts, and income.

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