New Palestine fast food manager earns top praise


New Palestine McDonald's manager Rebecca Burrin (second from left with hand on check) was one of 142 McDonald's managers around the country recognized for her work as a leader. Burrin was named a recipient of the Ray Kroc Award, an honor named after McDonald's founder which recognizes the top performing managers in the country. Also present for the presentation are New Palestine McDonald's restaurant owners Marge Szydlo, next to Burrin, and George Szydlo, back row fourth from left. (Photo provided)

NEW PALESTINE — Showing that hard work does pay off, New Palestine McDonald’s  manager Rebecca Burrin was awarded the Ray Kroc Award during a special presentation earlier this month at the local restaurant.

Representatives from McDonald’s made a trip to the New Palestine fast food establishment Jan. 4 when Burrin was hard at work during a managerial shift and presented her the award.   

“I was pretty surprised,” Burrin said a few days after earning the honor.

Burrin was one of 142 managers chosen throughout the United States to earn the national recognition.

The Ray Kroc Award is an annual performance-based honor that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s managers in the country.

“This means a lot to me because only 1 percent of managers from McDonald’s get recognized,” she said.

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