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New McDonald’s owners serve up community support

Australian Franchise News – 31-03-14


Yamba resident Paul Bews has fulfilled a lifelong ambition, becoming the proud new owner of McDonald’s Yamba this month.

With 19 years’ experience working within McDonald’s, progressing from crew member in 1995 to owner in 2014, Paul is excited at his new opportunity to help the Yamba community with employment opportunities and community sponsorships.

Paul has recently moved to Yamba from Brisbane with his wife Emma and three year old daughter, and they have just welcomed their newborn son Harlan to the family.

Paul said Yamba is a great place to settle and raise a young family.

“My wife Emma and I are very excited to be part of the Yamba community who have welcomed us with open arms,” he said.

“To have an opportunity to run a McDonald’s restaurant is very exciting for us, but to do it in Yamba is extra special.

“We look forward to many years ahead here spending time on the beach and getting to know local families.”

Paul said he was committed to providing community support in the area.

“McDonald’s may be a big brand name but McDonald’s Yamba is locally owned and we are committed to supporting the community,” he said.

“We are very passionate about being involved with the community at all levels from sports to rotary to surf lifesaving, and have already been talking with many organisations around the area.

“If there are any local community organisations seeking sponsorship, we welcome them to contact us.”
Paul and Emma are excited to grow the business, creating more job opportunities for locals. They have hired six new employees already which brings the McDonald’s Yamba workforce to more than 50.

“McDonald’s is not just a place where you cook burgers. It is much more than that,” Paul said.

“McDonald’s offers a great foundation for young people, with outstanding training recognised in many industries and workplaces.”

Paul joins McDonald’s Yamba as it celebrates its third year in operation this month.