Making hamburgers means so much work.
Especially for young people with no experience.
When you walk through the golden arches, into
a McDonald’s restaurant, you might not really see the
tons of work that are required for your Big Mac to be
made. If you did, maybe you’d eat it with silverware
and linen napkins.
When you order your selection at McDonald’s,
you start a system that goes far back to wheat fields,
to technological innovation, to people development -
like the structure you see here. This is a big
responsibility, but it’s our job; so you can just sit down,
relax and enjoy your food.
McDonald’s is very picky with the supply chain.
For example, we only accept cattle that come from
outside preservation areas, and are fed with natural
grass or vegetable grains. All the herds used in our
supply chain need to be raised according to the Animal
Welfare policies, with dignified treatment.
We also check each lettuce leaf we receive,
each tomato slice, each potato stick. We only accept
what is best, perfect, the way it should be.
And we do the same throughout the entire world,
so that – no matter where you are – you can eat the
best, the freshest, the tastiest.
Arcos Dorados, the Latin American company that
manages the McDonald’s restaurants in the region, follows
these standards word for word, in its more than 1,750
restaurants, 700 dessert stations and 200 McCafés.
The mobilizing force of the golden arches, present
in 28 countries in Latin America, through its several
products and supplies, energizes the entire supply chain,
generating some very important local and regional
economic impacts. The most important of them
all is on the workforce. All over the region, Arcos Dorados
provides direct work to over 70,000 employees,
and 80% of them are on the first jobs of their careers.
That is why it is so important to provide proper training
to these young people. Many of them will take this
learning about food safety, team work, citizenship and
even economy to other careers, while others choose
to take the opportunities inside the company.
As an example, several of the current Arcos Dorados
leaders have joined the ranks as crewmembers years ago.
Like the current managing directors in Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The golden arches have a talent to collaborate
towards improving people’s lives – people who work in
producing, delivering and serving the McDonald’s food.
We believe that’s the reason why our products go far
beyond high quality and great taste. They are part of the
development of the people we hire and the countries
where we operate.
Come to think of it, making hamburgers means
a lot of work. And it’s worthwhile.
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