Though Black History is celebrated during the month of February, The Dallas Black McDonald’s Owner Operators recognize it as 365Black. In conjunction with Black history and education, the McDonald’s of Greater North Texas partnered with the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies Inc., an organization which promotes and develops the welfare of underprivileged children and youth. The organization’s efforts span across the country with 46 chapters in the continental United States — Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
“The Greater North Texas of Black McDonald’s Owner Operators Association is committed to supporting education throughout the DFW area,” says Cliff Johnson II, president of the North Texas Chapter of Black McDonald’s Owners Operators.
McDonald’s partnered with Continental Societies to further promote reading and literature to Dallas’s Black community. This year’s reading and literature event will take place at the McDonald’s at 8333 S. Lancaster Rd. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. Young participants will have an opportunity to meet the city of Dallas representatives and other special guests. A host of community leaders and celebrities will read books by Black writers to the children.
For over 37 years, McDonald’s has been committed to growing minority ownership of McDonald’s franchises. Today, over 300 African Americans own and operate over 1,000 franchise locations nationwide, with 20-plus owners residing in the state of Texas. The Black McDonald’s Operators Association is the largest and most successful organization of Black entrepreneurs.
McDonald’s and the Greater North Texas of Black McDonald’s Owner Operators Association is committed to supporting literacy and community events and has done so for over 17 years — not just in the month of February but 365Black.