The Ray Kroc Award is a nation-wide honor created in 1999 to reward and recognize our best U.S. Restaurant Managers the top 1% from the nearly 14,000 Owner / Operator and McOpCo restaurants. This prestigious award provides U.S. management with a consistent platform to recognize superior performance and achievement and spotlight winners as role models for our crew and system.
The RKA winners receive an awards package that includes:
A $2.500 cash award
An award trophy and lapel pin
An awards banquet hosted by the President of McDonald’s USA
Travel accommodations to Chicago including round-trip airfare for two, banquet dinner,
welcome reception, ground transportation, scheduled entertainment and three nights
of hotel accommodations.
This award recognizes the Owner/Operator, throughout their trajectory with McDonald's, that has achieved highest levels of accomplishments through their leadership, personal involvement and exemplifying the highest levels of execution in their restaurants. In addition, they reach to better the brand by contributing on a local and national level by serving on committees committed to improving McDonald's. This prestigious award presented to Max VanValkenburg and his wife, Neva and his son, Jim is a culmination of 35 years of commitment and dedication to the McDonald's brand.
Van Management, Inc