Macca’s invites everyone to celebrate 25 years

MCDONALD’S Villawood customers and the wider community are invited to join in the 25th anniversary celebration at the restaurant this Saturday.

Activities will be on offer from 10am-2pm and include cake-cutting, face painting, fairy floss, $4 Big Macs via the MyMacca’s app and even a visit from ‘Grimace’, one of Ronald McDonald’s cheeky friends.
Franchisee Daniel Zammit says it’s going to be heaps of fun for all ages.
“McDonald’s is all about providing feel-good moments and this type of celebration will be exactly that,” he said.
Starting at McDonald’s while in high school 30 years ago, Daniel now owns five restaurants at Villawood, Guildford, Cartwright, Liverpool West and Liverpool Westfield Food Court.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Bringelly, it was his first paying job which he kept while studying for a Business degree.
He left to manage other businesses but returned nine-and-a-half years ago as Franchisee, saying joining McDonald’s in the first place and then returning, were two of the best decisions he’s ever made.
“I worked my way up and although I’ve got a degree and business experience elsewhere, McDonald’s gave me all the tools so important for success,” he said.
“I was lucky to have had wonderful role models who helped develop my people management skills and today, I could not think of another business I would rather be a part of.”
The father of three says although some things have changed in three decades, such as upgraded equipment, McDonald’s core values are the same.
“We are still as committed as ever to customer service with a focus on developing staff and I have more than 700 employed throughout the five restaurants,” he said.
“They’re all ages, from school to mature-aged people, as well as those with a disability such as David at McDonald’s Villawood who’s been with us for 16 years and we support causes and groups such as Miracle Babies Foundation, Mounties Rugby League Club and Salvation Army.
“Our restaurants have also raised over $60,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities over the last five years.”
Always the farmer’s son, Daniel is passionate about sourcing the freshest local ingredients for his menu and says money spent at his local restaurants, goes straight back into local communities.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming all the old and new faces on our big day on Saturday (May 18) and enjoying what will be a fantastic celebration,” he said.