The National Owners Association (NOA) is an independent, self-funded advocacy group of “Owners-Serving-Owners” on the most crucial issues – Financial, Franchising, and Relationship. 

Our Vision

Our Vision is to collaborate with all 3 legs of the stool and key stakeholders to positively impact The System for the benefit of the Owners, our employees, customers, the brand and ultimately the shareholders.

Our Mission

To unify and engage Owners to restore Owner-led culture, while assuring positive net cash flow growth, financial viability and protection from intimidation and retribution. We are committed to inspiring all Owners to provide a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Our Values

Embrace & Assertively Advocate For McFamily

Lead With Integrity & Courage

Be Honest, Transparent & Respectful

Be United - “You Are Not Alone”

Honor The 3-Legged Stool

"Do what is right, not what is easy, nor what is popular"

– Roy T. Bennett

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5 Areas Of Focus

The NOA has created 5 new committees that will focus on these strategic priorities:



The NOA is the Umbrella Advocacy Body for the Owner/Franchisee community. We represent and advocate for every Owner/Franchisee. Providing a mechanism for Owners/Franchisees to confidentially register their concerns, grievances and inappropriate conduct aired against them by any McDonald’s executive or employee will drive our efforts and actions to stop these destructive practices.
Committee LeadArt Alamo



The NOA is developing a legislative agenda and strategy. Engaging with the firm MultiState and multiple franchise associations, we will develop relationships with lobbyists and well as legislatures and create grass root tactics to support Owners/Franchisees.
Committee LeadBarry Traub



The NOA will facilitate leadership development workshops for the Owner/ Franchisee body. Peers and advisors will create and host seminars on business acumen, how to successfully operate a McDonald’s restaurant and how to become an effective and influential leader. Together we will build our bench of talent for future Owner/Franchisee leadership.
Committee LeadToni Rodgers



The NOA will provide education and guidance for Next Generation applicants and Owners/Franchisees. Peers and advisors assisting in navigating the Next Generation and Spousal programs, elevating their McDonald’s financial IQ and learning the important wealth transfer concepts in the ever-changing tax and legislative environment.
Committee LeadNellie Thomas 



The NOA will be the orientation and welcome committee for Registered Applicants. Assisting them with essential resources, advisors and insights so that they can be successful, engaged and positive contributors to the Owner/ Franchisee community and the System.
Committee LeadJoel Pellicci

NOA Accomplishments

November 2022
5th Annual Webcast
August 2022
NextGen Advocacy & Leadership Summit in Newport, RI
April 2022
Worldwide Convention in Orlando, FL
November 2021
Launch of EverGreen Program
October 2021
4th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
September 2021
Launch of PYP Program
August 2021
NextGen Advocacy & Leadership Summit in Santa Barbara, CA
October 2020
3rd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
First Combined In-Person & Virtual Gathering
April 2020
NOA Hosts All-Member Webcast
NOA Assists Owners Lobbying Congress and Securing PPP Loans During Covid-19 Pandemic
October 2019
2nd Annual Owners Meeting in Dallas, TX
NOA Officially Welcome Supplier Members
March 2019
Owners & Suppliers Meet in Washington D.C.
First NOA Board Elections
February 2019
NOA Hosts First Ever NFLA Candidate Town Hall
January 2019
NOA Assists with Re-Working BBV2020 Contracts
December 2018
1st Annual Owners Meeting in Dallas, TX
NOA Officially Established with 1,200 Attendees
October 2018
Over 400 Owners Meet in Tampa, FL During Hurricane Michael