McDonald's Announces New USA President Following Retirement of Jeff Stratton

McDonald's Announces New USA President Following Retirement of Jeff Stratton 
OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/14 --  McDonald's Corporation
(NYSE: MCD) today 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 McDonald's 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.  
"Mike is the ideal leader to take McDonald's USA into the future. He
is a progressive, strategic thinker with a deep understanding of
consumers and the marketplace and a track record of translating those
insights into successful results," said Thompson. "Mike brings a
wealth of knowledge of McDonald's and has built strong relationships
across the system, as well as broader experience in the Informal
Eating Out industry. He's a dynamic, proven leader and I am confident
he will help lead our U.S. business to the next level." 
"I'm thrilled to be back at McDonald's," said Andres. "It's an honor
to return to the industry leader as part of a talented team.
Together, we'll focus on our customers as we capitalize on the
opportunities in the U.S. market." 
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in more than 100 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's
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