Black Enterprise Features Roland Parrish

Many fast food restaurants are offering deals in honor of National Fast Food Day. One person who is “lovin’ it” as a McDonald’s franchisee is Roland Parrish. Since opening his first McDonald’s quick-service restaurant in 1989, he now owns 29 McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Dallas area. As CEO of Parrish Restaurants Ltd. (No. 54 on the BE 100s Industrial/Service Companies list with over $59.7 million in revenues in 2015), he still practices the same blue-collar ethic he had that first day on the job by working some 70 hours per week to personally run the business. He’s also a stickler for providing a “great customer experience.”

McDonald’s FLAVOR Battle Competition

McDonald’s Flavor Battle Competition Returns with $10,000 Cash Prize for the Nation’s Top Up-And-Coming DJ

Back for the sixth year, McDonald’s USA brings some of the hottest up-and-coming DJs in the nation into the spotlight with its Flavor Battle DJ competition. Twelve DJs, each representing a U.S. region – East Coast, West Coast and South – will compete to see who is best on the 1s and 2s. The top three will meet at the live Flavor Battle finale event in Atlanta on December 17, hosted by legendary DJ, DJ Drama. Celebrity judges DJ Kid Capri and “the lifestyle specialist,” Kenny Burns will determine the 2016 Flavor Battle champion.


“There’s an art to DJing and I’m glad to work with McDonald’s in showcasing these artists through the Flavor Battle competition,” said DJ Drama. “I’m looking forward to seeing the talented DJs coming through this year’s competition.”

One music lover this year will win an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta to attend the live Flavor Battle finale. Now through December 6, fans can listen to a custom mix and vote for their favorite DJ on One lucky voter will be chosen to attend the Atlanta finale where the 2016 Flavor Battle champion will be determined and take home a $10,000 cash prize and a feature on

“The mixes really give you an idea of the style of each DJ,” said DJ Drama. “Each vote helps the best DJs make it to the finale, which makes for a great live show. I can’t wait to see who comes out on top.

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