EverGreen

NOA's Newest Legacy Membership For Retired Owners & Suppliers

Dedicated to help preserving, promoting and providing future generations with the memory and magic of the authentic McDonald’s Culture.

What is EverGreen?

Several years ago Fred Turner initiated an organization he felt was very important to preserve the legacy and culture of McDonald’s. Called The Evergreen’s, Fred meant it to be an organization so that former McFamily members, Owners and Corporate employees could have a network to stay connected to the Golden Arches and to help memorialize the history of the company.

This is the same reason Fred commissioned the book authored by John F. Love, Behind the Golden Arches, to preserve the history of the great company, as he was quick to say, “ Warts and all.” Fred never feared provocation, straight talk and common sense. Ray and Fred boldly created a “War Room” in the top management wing of McDonald’s so that they could openly foster a culture of spirited debate. They never attempted to stifle disagreement, intimidate those who spoke up, or had a better way of doing things.

At one World Wide meeting, Fred referred to McDonald’s Owners as “a Conclave of President’s” as he honored the success of Owners for innovation and growing the business with many new products and processes. NOA was created out of necessity to help restore the culture and the entrepreneurial spirit that Ray & Fred started, and many believed was at risk under new management.

In Fred’s honor we have created a new category of membership called EverGreen for the purpose of preserving the McDonald’s culture and allowing those that retire from the McDonald’s System to stay connected as long as they desire.

Benefits

$ 100 Yearly
  • One time yearly fee for all Legacy Members
  • Access to all NOA Member services & communication
  • Notifications for Special Events, Relocation/Retirement, EverGreen News

Additional Benefits

A special EverGreen Blog for System retirees to post news, articles, personal information and other information

Special announcements or news on McDonald’s events and activities important to members, including:

  • Calendar of Member Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Important news and updates provided by EverGreen members for fellow members including health, special events, relocation and death notifications
  • Member Suggestion & Recommendations section Member Opportunities: As many Owners have announced their retirements to NOA Leadership they often offer to be of assistance, advice or in many cases future services as needed. The NOA Board believes that there is a major demand for those Owners who would volunteer their time to be of service to others in the System.

Additional Opportunities

Opportunities would exist for members willing to provide the following support, on an agreed upon basis, especially in terms of time commitments.

Communications will be key to ensure proper calibration of the Owners interests and available time to do the following:

EverGreen Owners could provide limited, confidential business advice free to new or smaller Owner/Operators

Depending on the preferences of the EverGreen member they could offer, for a limited period of time, special mentoring advice for new or small Owners on specific, targeted issues of restaurant operations.

 Periodically EverGreen members could be invited to provide background expertise, speaking or training support, on a case by case situation to key stakeholders.

Working with the NOA Board and staff regional or national reunions and celebrations will be scheduled individually or in conjunction with other normal meetings.

As the NOA grows and expands services there are several important projects and/or initiatives the EverGreens would be consulted to provide input to the NOA Board such as:

  • Development of an Owner/Operator Leadership Academy — as the corporate continues to reduce resources and training for Owners the NOA is considering the development of such a leadership academy, either independently or in conjunction with other learning facilities.
  • Advice on Need & Methods of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Solutions to support Owners — NOA is an independent, self-funded organization explicitly so that it can support Owners who otherwise may not have the resources to help themselves. This could include through the creation of a stronger Ombudsman process, creating key mediation processes or other Alternative Dispute Resolution concepts similar to the economic impact program established during the U.S. rapid growth initiatives.

Other Services as Determined by the NOA Board or the EverGreen Steering Committee that will be established.

For questions, please reach out to bigmacart1@gmail.com