Bryan Shores, manager of the Plantation McDonald’s restaurant at 12100 Highway 144 in Richmond Hill, has won a Ray Kroc Award, which recognizes the top-performing McDonald’s restaurant managers globally, according to a news release.
Shores was one of 340 McDonald’s restaurant managers worldwide to receive the honor, which includes a cash prize and a trophy. He will receive his prize during the Ray Kroc Awards Gala on April 13 in Orlando, Florida.
Shores grew up working at his family’s restaurant and grocery store in Richmond Hill. He then joined McDonald’s as an assistant manager in 2003 and became a general manager in 2004.
Shores, a long-time resident of Richmond Hill, partners with the special-education department of Richmond Hill High School with a program that provides kids the opportunity to work alongside McDonald’s employees once a week to develop and build life skills. He also works with the local Boy Scouts, school athletic programs and volunteers weekly with the Children’s Ministry at Savannah Christian Church.
“Bryan is a true testament to making McDonald’s a better place and he was nominated for his unwavering commitment to his customers, crew and community,” said Gary Stanberry, local owner/operator of the Plantation McDonald’s, in the release. “His passion for McDonald’s is extraordinary. We’re delighted that we are able to recognize Bryan in this way for his commitment to McDonald’s and the Richmond Hill community. We are so appreciative for all Bryan does and proud to have him as part of our McDonald’s family.”
McDonald's owner-operators and regional management nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Awards. This annual award is given to the top 1 percent of general managers from both independently owned and operated and company-owned restaurants to recognize their performance and achievement.