Jenny Sumption, shown above, has won a Ray Kroc Award. (Photo submitted)
Jenny Sumption, shown above, has won a Ray Kroc Award. (Photo submitted)
OTTAWA — Jenny Sumption, Manager of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Ottawa, has won a Ray Kroc Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers globally.

Sumption was one of 340 McDonald’s Managers around the world, representing the top one percent, to receive the honor, which includes a cash prize and a trophy.

Sumption, who has been working for McDonald’s for 24 years, was awarded her prize on April 13, at the Ray Kroc Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida, hosted by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Fairhurst, McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.

“I was surprised and honored when I heard about the award,” said Sumption. “It would not have been possible without the support of my team and the encouragement and opportunities provided by Lewis Family McDonald’s.”

McDonald’s owner-operators and regional management nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Awards to recognize their hard work, dedication, and commitment to McDonald’s and its customers.

According to Jerry Lewis, owner/operator, “Jenny was nominated for her commitment to quality, service and cleanliness. Jenny and her team provide guests a terrific experience each and every day. We’re happy that we’re able to recognize Jenny for her commitment to McDonald’s.”

McDonald’s is committed to creating employment opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds, as well as boosting employability to help people gain the skills and experience they need to progress in their careers. McDonald’s provides opportunities for progression and promoting from within; around 90percent of restaurant management began their careers as crew members.