When Patricia Williams opened her first McDonald’s franchise store in 1984, who would’ve thought that she and her two daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, would end up owning every McDonald’s in the city of Compton?
Despite seeing their mother garner success, the sisters weren’t too sure if owning a franchise would be the route for them. However, as fate would have it, it was already in the cards from the beginning.
“McDonald’s has a program where, whether you come from the outside or if you’re a child of a current operator, they want to make sure that you are able to run the operations of the restaurant. So, I started my first day on fries and worked my way through the whole program,” Enearu told AfroTech. “I then went to Hamburger University, which is what our general managers go through, and from there was the evaluation period to make sure that I understood the basics of running a restaurant, the business acumen, the financial responsibilities, and beyond.”