Local McDonald’s Owner Honors First Responders and Nurses

Amanda Cooper
May 13, 2020 - 12:31 pm

(Photo Credit: Lynn Miller/McDonald's)

One local metro Atlanta McDonald’s franchise owner is making a difference in the community. 

Lynn Miller owns eight franchises throughout the metro area and grew up seeing firsthand how involved McDonald’s was in the community. Her family owns seven franchises and since she was ten Lynn's father stressed the importance of community engagement. That legacy of commitment pushes her to go over and beyond when giving back to the community.

Over the years Lynn has found opportunities to give back and now during the coronavirus pandemic, she says it was important to celebrate and express gratitude to frontline heroes. To show gratitude, Lynn offered "Thank You Meals" to local first responders and front-line workers at all eight stores two weeks before McDonald’s national campaign.

(Photo Credit: Lynn Miller/McDonalds)

The gratitude did not stop there, to kick off National Nurses Week, the Atlanta McDonald's Owner/Operators donated 1,000 meals to Northside Hospital. In addition, Lynn and other Atlanta McDonald’s Owner Operators contributed 20,000 free meal coupons to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, provided meals for local schools during spring break, made personal deliveries to local hospitals, fire stations, and more. 

(Photo Credit: Lynn Miller/McDonalds)

Lynn believes the community is a foundational pillar for the McDonald’s brand, and truly takes that to heart. When asked what her biggest takeaway was, Lynn says, “From a business standpoint, my biggest takeaway would be how blessed I am to be a McDonald’s the owner/operator and have the privilege to help the community during this time of uncertainty. We have been honored to be the haven, comfort (and comfort food) that the community needs.”

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