A Pioneer for Black-Owned Businesses

Franchise owner Kiana Webb-Severloh  (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Franchise owner Kiana Webb-Severloh
(Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

From the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Before Don Thompson, there was Reginald Webb. And Ronald McDonald would never be the same.

It was 1973 when a headhunter recruited Webb, a young, African-American graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, to become a manager at McDonald’s.

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Celebrating Two Very Special Individuals

McDonald’s Franchise Owners Ralph King and Patricia Williams join the ranks of a select few worldwide to receive the Golden Arch Award.

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Ralph King

Ralph King

King and Williams are remarkable people, who are dedicated to their restaurants and the people they serve daily.

Each also shares a passion and respect for the McDonald’s brand and this is evidenced by how they bring the brand to life in their respective communities.

Patricia Williams and Ralph King bring unique qualities to McDonald’s that expands their influence within and outside of the restaurants and challenge all of us to lead at the highest level.

NBMOA proudly salutes and pays tribute to these extraordinary individuals who are among the best of the best franchise owners in the McDonald’s system.