Local McDonald’s employee one of 22 top ‘crew persons’ in U.S.

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Wilmington is home to one of 22 “Crew Persons of the Year” within the McDonald’s corporation.

Jeff Thomas, who works at the Landfall McDonald’s, 1415 Commonwealth Ave., was recognized with the honor during a surprise ceremony on Wednesday, according to a news release from the company. The annual performance-based award recognizes the top performing “crew” in McDonald’s for company-owned or independently owned and operated restaurants. This award was established to honor hardworking crew employees–those who make founder Ray Kroc’s vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers each day, the news release states.

The award honors 22 crew employees from independent owner/operator restaurants and McOpCo restaurants from across the United States. Established in 2002, the award acknowledges and rewards crew members who make outstanding contributions in their restaurants and deliver the brand promise to customers each and every day. They are considered role models for other crew members, an honor that comes with a cash prize, plaque, pin and more.

“We are thrilled to honor Jeff Thomas with the Crew Person of the Year Award,” said Denny Anderson, owner/operator of the Landfall McDonald’s. “Jeff has worked at the Landfall McDonald’s for 10 years as a valued employee. He continuously provides exceptional customer service to guests and truly is a shining example of the best of McDonald’s.”

The Landfall McDonald’s is owned by McAnderson’s, Inc., which also owns 15 additional locations in Brunswick County and the Greater Wilmington.