McDonald’s under new ownership
— McDonald’s has announced that locations in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties are now under new ownership.
A news release states the restaurants in Stevensville, Centreville and Chestertown were sold to the Meoli Companies last month. Owner Mike Meoli has owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants on the Eastern Shore since 1991.
He has been recognized with many regional and national corporate awards, including the Golden Arch Award which recognizes the top 1 percent of owners and operators in the world, according to the release.
“Taking over this market is a tremendous opportunity for us. We will be involved and are committed to supporting the communities where our restaurants operate,” Meoli said in a statement.
Meoli is a second-generation owner and operator. He is the current president of the Eastern Shore Ad- vertising Association.
The Meoli Companies currently operates 17 McDonald’s restaurants across the Delmarva Peninsula.
“Priority one will be an aggressive commitment toward staffing and competitive compensation at these three locations,” Meoli said. “Additionally, we currently offer high school diploma completion, college tuition assistance and English language learning skills through McDonalds ‘Archways to Opportunity’ program.”
The release states the Stevensville and Centreville locations are now offering positions starting at $11 an hour with open availability. After an employee has worked 60 days, there is a $200 bonus and an additional $200 bonus is available for employees who stay 120 days or longer.
To learn how to apply for a position in the Kent or Queen Anne’s McDonald’s or for more information, visit www. mcdonalds.com/careers.