Gold Coast McDonald’s managers some of the best in the country

THREE Gold Coast residents have been named winners of McDonald’s Australia’s Silver Spatula Award, one of the company’s highest honours for Restaurant Managers.

The accolade is awarded annually to the top five per cent of Restaurant Managers across the country.

Manager of McDonald’s Merrimac Andrew Strath, Tim Westaway from McDonald’s Harbourtown and Manager of the Pacific Pines restaurant Courtney Baker were presented with a cash award and trophy in recognition of their hard work.


Melissa Roseworne, Director of HR & Training, McDonald’s Australia commended the trio on their superior ability to build the business,  exceptional people management skills and operational excellence within their McDonald’s restaurant.

“Our Silver Spatula Awards are about recognising the critical role our Restaurant Managers play in enabling our business to deliver both a truly outstanding experience for McDonald’s customers and exceptional business results,” Ms Roseworn said.

“Andrew, Tim and Courtney are all thoroughly deserving winners of the Silver Spatula Award as they always give their best and should be proud of their continued commitment to the McDonald’s Australia business.”

Since Australia’s first McDonald’s opened in Sydney in 1971, the company now has over 920 restaurants across the country, 75 per cent of which are franchised and run by local businessmen and women.

The organisation employs 90,000 people Australia-wide, and is the largest employer of youth in the country.