“As big as McDonald’s is, you get a feeling that it’s a very large family.” – Karen Wells
Almost all the people profiled here first encountered McDonald’s as teens, but there are those who come to work for the company as adults with professional experience elsewhere. For those of us who have been on the inside looking out most of our lives, it’s interesting to hear how their experiences differ from their expectations. Karen Wells thought she knew what McDonald’s was all about when she came calling as a potential vendor. Instead of a sale, she walked away with a job that led to playing a pivotal role in one the company’s most important initiatives and the chance to work with the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama.