PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A McDonald's in Lynwood, California literally turned its golden arches upside down for International Women's Day, and a Valley McDonald's is celebrating women in another way.
Service with a smile and a reminder that the McDonald's on Deer Valley Road right off Interstate 17 is celebrating women by turning the golden arches on their uniforms, cups, bags, and even fry containers upside down, just like the restaurant in California did with its sign.
Owner and operator Dorothy Stingley says there are 1,781 McDonald's owner and operators in the U.S., and 44 percent of the McDonald's owners in the country are women.
"I grew up in Des Plains, Illinois, about two miles from the McDonald's museum," Customer Lee Demar said. "What has changed in the past 40 years, both as a country and a corporation that's fostering things like today, I think it's terrific."
The customers here were onboard, and so were the employees.
"It's fantastic, women are awesome, we're the light of the world," one employee said.
As president of the National Women's Operators Network of McDonald's, Stingley says it's her job to celebrate women.
"Six out of 10 of our restaurant managers are women and women come into McDonald's in lots of different ways," she said. "It's party of the story we are telling today.