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McDonald’s owner Dave Moss receives Pioneer Award


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McDonald’s owner Dave Moss received the McDonald’s Pioneer Award, which is given annually by the McDonald’s corporation. They recognize owners/operators who have made many contributions in the Houston region. Moss owns seven McDonald’s restaurants throughout Houston and was specifically honored for his trailblazing efforts this year.

Moss started  Dave Moss Management, dba McDonald’s, in 1984 and his first location was at 9126 Cullen Blvd. Moss is active with the Black McDonald’s Owners Association, and a current board member for the McDonald’s Owners Association of Greater Houston. He volunteers at the local Ronald McDonald Children’s House and Charities as well as other various community organizations.

He is a lifetime member of the NAACP, has worked with the Urban League and is a board member and president of the Delta Education and Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of the Nu Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Moss was the mastermind behind McDonald’s Houston involvement in the City of Houston’s Summer Job Fair that took place in four community centers and resulted in 500 new hires for McDonald’s with additional hires at other quick service restaurants and convenience stores.

Moss was instrumental in providing support, coaching and guidance to the Oliver Family upon the untimely death of fellow McDonald’s operator Carroll Oliver. He led the charge in raising a $50K Crime Stoppers reward and has not faltered in his perseverance to find the criminal responsible for this incident.

Dave Moss has two sons, Jordan and Joseph, who were recently approved as McDonald’s owners/operators and will soon open their own restaurants to follow in their father’s footsteps.

Shametrius James, Field Service manager stated, “Dave is often the man behind the scenes making things happen and takes little credit for all the work he’s done … He is passionate and committed to brand McDonald’s as well as helping others.”

“I am proud to award Dave Moss the Pioneer Award for his support of his peers and the community,” said James.