It was a day like any other at a McDonald’s near Oak Brook, Ill., recently — until, that is, Ronald McDonald’s boss got hungry. That’s when McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson – the man in charge of the biggest restaurant chain in the world – stepped inside.
If you think having the “Big Cheese” on site might make employees a little nervous, well, you’re right, except that McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson — the man in charge of the biggest restaurant chain in the world — is disarmingly down to Earth.
“So can you still do every one of those positions?” asked Cowan. “Can you still go cook fries, you can still cook a burger?”
“I can still cook fries,’ he replied. “I can still cook burgers. I offer quite a bit. Most of the time, they’ll tell me, ‘Get out of the kitchen Don! Go back out there and do what you do!'”