Truro manager wins performance award

Published on September 11, 2013

TRURO – Cathy Hanlon has won the Ray Kroc Award for the second time.

Hanlon has worked with McDonald’s for almost 30 years, beginning her career in Newfoundland. Since 1998, she has spent her time between restaurants in Truro and New Glasgow. She currently manages the Robie Street location, and was previously a manager at the East River Road location in New Glasgow.

The award recognizes the top one per cent of all restaurant managers across Canada from both company and franchised McDonald’s operations who have achieved superior results in selected areas of performance, including operational excellence. It was introduced in Canada in 2008.

“Cathy is an integral part of our operations,” said Stephanie Jones, one of two McDonald’s owner-operators in the Truro and New Glasgow area to have worked with Hanlon, in a news release. “She is an innovative manager, constantly thinking of new and creative ways to motivate her people and achieve her goals. Her dedication and team spirit inspire those around her to do better. We consider ourselves lucky to have her on our team.”

Hanlon was given the appreciation for her remarkable work and dedication. In recognition of the achievement, she receives a custom-designed trophy, a commemorative pin and a cheque for $2,500. She will also travel to Toronto for a special awards banquet this month, where she will meet with the McDonald’s Canadian executive team.