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    

The National Owners Association (NOA) will positively impact the McDonald’s system by safeguarding our franchise model, the 3-Legged Stool, growing restaurant and Supplier cash flow, Owner equity, and advancing the McDonald’s Brand that our founders envisioned and entrusted to us. 



Through our focused efforts in Advocacy, Legislative Engagement, Leadership Development, NextGen Preparedness and Registered Applicant Support, the National Owners Association (NOA) will be stewards of the McFamily and provide a voice for every Owner/Franchisee to ensure long- term financial viability of all stakeholders.


        OUR VALUES        

The NOA has a relentless commitment to our values and the actions that are defined by them.

NOA Values

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




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 Lead – Art 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 Lead – Barry 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 Lead – Toni 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 Lead – Nellie 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 Lead – Joel Pellicci




  • Launched New Website And App
    Jul 24, 2023
  • Support Of California Operators To Delay Vote On AB1228
    Jul 12, 2023
  • Submitted Owner Comments To The FTC's Request For Information
    Jun 07, 2023
  • Owner Support Of Pro-Franchisee Legislation In Arkansas And Arizona
    Apr 03, 2023
  • Hired Legal Counsel, Robert Zarco
    Feb 07, 2023
  • Became A Member Of Coalition Of Franchisees Association
    Jan 17, 2023
  • Hired Public Affairs Firm, Multistate
    Nov 10, 2022
  • 5th Annual Webcast
    Nov 02, 2022
  • Launched 5 Areas Of Focus
    Oct 04, 2022
    Advocacy, Legislative Engagement, Leadership Development, NextGen Guidance & Registered Applicant Support
  • Increased Board Of Directors From 7 to 16
    Aug 19, 2022
  • Newport Sunset
    NextGen Advocacy and Leadership Summit in Newport, RI
    Aug 07, 2022
  • Launch Of McOrientation Videos at Worldwide in Orlando, FL
    Apr 03, 2022
  • Launch of EverGreen Program
    Nov 30, 2021
  • Denver Skyline
    4th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
    Oct 12, 2021
  • Launch Of Protect Your People Program
    Sep 15, 2021
  • Santa Barbara Sunset
    NextGen Advocacy and Leadership Summit in Santa Barbara, CA
    Aug 10, 2021
  • Denver Skyline
    3rd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
    Oct 05, 2020
    First Combined In-Person & Virtual Gathering
  • woman on webcast
    NOA Hosts All-Member Webcast
    Apr 01, 2020
    NOA Assists Owners Lobbying Congress and Securing PPP Loans During Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Dallas Skyline
    2nd Annual Owners Meeting in Dallas, TX
    Oct 06, 2019
    NOA Officially Welcome Supplier Members
  • Owners and Suppliers Meet in Washington D.C.
    Mar 31, 2019
    First NOA Board Elections
  • NOA Hosts First Ever NFLA Candidate Town Hall
    Feb 05, 2019
  • lawyers working contracts
    NOA Assists with Re-Working BBV2020 Contracts
    Jan 02, 2019
  • 1st Annual Owners Meeting in Dallas, TX
    Dec 11, 2018
    NOA Officially Established with 1,200 Attendees
  • Over 400 Owners Meet in Tampa, FL During Hurricane Michael
    Oct 09, 2018