First, let's learn a little about the person:
- "I check your site (McChronicles) every so often because I’m in the second generation owner/operator program"
- "I just returned from Gulfport, Mississippi, where I was helping the stores down there with a major staffing crisis, post Katrina."
And here are their comments on the storm's aftermath:
- " I think people who do not live in the affected areas are beginning to forget that people down there still need help. It will be years before they recover."
And here are some of their comments regarding McDonald's and the storm's aftermath:
- "You can imagine with all the construction workers and relief workers they are very busy, and the fact that they have very few employees (their workforce was decimated by people just leaving or receiving money from FEMA) they can’t even open their lobbies some days. "
- "For two months they’ve (McDonald's) been flying people in from all over the country who have volunteered their time, to work in the stores. The goal here is to take care of the 'McFamily.' "
The McChronicles was even sent some very unique and special images of one McDonald's restaurant that suffered extreme damage. On that topic, "I was told that this store had just had a very expensive reimage and had been open for 6 hours before the storm hit. Bad luck." Here are a few of the pictures sent to The McChronicles.
- a full view of the annihilation
- the golden arches
- open-air dining room
- congested drive-thru
The McChronicles is proud of McDonald's for showing such compassion for their colleagues and their community. And we wish all those affected by the event a speedy recovery.
Top Image: Flick'r, posted by starmud
Other Images: Submitted by reader
McChronicles: a blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.