With 10 restaurants under their belts, Ron and Sandra Mussalli have been selected as this years recipients of the McDonald’s Golden Arch Award.
The Mussalli’s McDonald’s restaurants are all on the Central Coast and include Erina, Erina Fair, Lisarow, Wyoming, Gosford Imperial Centre and West Gosford. The Golden Arch Award is the highest honour for any McDonald’s Licensee, earned by less than 1% of all McDonald’s owners around the world. It recognises a small number of exceptional McDonald’s licensees across the globe for their dedication to customer service and exceptional contributions to their community.
Ron, who this year celebrates his 30 years of service with McDonald’s, and his wife Sandra, ﬁrst became licensees in 2005, and operated four restaurants across the Central Coast. Through their focus and hard work, they have since expanded to operate 10 restaurants across the region, and served over 5.5 million customers in the process. “We are so honoured to be recognised with the Golden Arch Award,” said Ron.“It is an honour that all McDonald’s operators aspire for and initially we could not believe that we have ﬁnally achieved it.
“We certainly couldn’t have done it without the support of our dedicated and hardworking staff. “We made the Central Coast our family’s home about 20 years ago, and we’re so passionate about this wonderful place. “We work hard to ensure that we can give back to the community wherever possible, whether it’s sponsoring a local footy club or fundraising for a good cause,” said Ron.
Ron and Sandra are the largest employers of youth on the Central Coast and largest employers of persons with disabilities through their partnership with Job Centre Australia; for which they were awarded the 2012 NSW Disability Excellence Award for improving employment opportunities. In addition, they currently support close to 300 sporting groups in the area, including sponsoring the Central Coast Kids Football Association, the Bay to Bay Fun Run and are the main McDonald’s contacts for community and media associations on the Central Coast.
But it’s their passion for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) that truly shines through, with more than $400,000 raised in partnership with the other Coast licensees for the charity since 2010; much of which contributed to the opening of the RMHC Family Room built in 2012 at Gosford Hospital. This isn’t the ﬁrst time Ron and Sandra were rewarded for their great work – the pair have been the recipients of numerous accolades within McDonald’s Australia, including three Golden Spatula Awards and a Three Legged Stool Award, all recognising the pair for their excellence in business and community service.
Their restaurant in West Gosford was also recently recognised as the 2013 most outstanding restaurant in NSW and ACT. “We’d like to thank the Central Coast community for their continued support over the years we have owned and operated our restaurants, and we look forward to continuing to serve the community in any way we can,” concluded Ron.
Media release ,
22 May 2014
Professional Public Relations