McDonald's founder Ray Croc had a vision and passion for investing in talent. At Hamburger University, we brought that vision to life by providing opportunities for education that employees may not have been able to receive anywhere else. Our managers were running, on average, a $2.5 million-a-year business, and we knew just how important it was to equip them with valuable business skills—a skill set that could last a lifetime.
Over the course of 50 years, McDonald's Hamburger University went from a small classroom in the basement of a restaurant to a world-class training center dedicated to giving employees a state-of-the-art learning experience. As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, TD Magazine profiled HU, including an analysis by Jeanne Meister (co-author of The 2020 Workplace and The Future Workplace Experience) of what made it such a successful institution. Click here to download the complete article.