Have you ever heard of an opportunity and just KNEW it was something you couldn’t pass up? In 1974, Jim and Emily Burrell took a leap of faith that would change our family’s legacy. And it all revolved around hamburgers.
At the time, a new fast-food chain began popping up nationally known as McDonald’s. With determination and persuasion, Jim and Emily’s work ethic convinced corporate to take a chance on opening up our family’s first restaurant.
As a father of eight, Jim left his prior work in the concrete and grave business and moved his entire family from Ypsilanti, Michigan to open our first location in Franklin, Kentucky.
Thereafter, Jim opened three of our original restaurants in Elizabethtown and Glasgow.
Our current owner, Tom Burrell, is the son of Jim now the leader of our 15-restaurant organization.
Building a better future and legacy for their children is the heart behind the decision for this family. And ever since then, we have been living out this dream.
Welcome to Burrell Family McDonald’s, your trusted family-owned and operated restaurants serving Central, Kentucky for over half a century.
We’re proud to have been a part of your community for 50+ years, bringing smiles and delicious meals to families, friends, and neighbors.
At our locally owned McDonald’s, we believe that great food and exceptional service are at the heart of every experience. From our iconic golden arches to every employee that joins our family, we continue to uphold the values that have made us a beloved stop for generations.
Thank you for your continued support over the past five decades. We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.
We believe in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout the years. From local partnerships, employment opportunities starting at age 15, to a simple smiling face greeting you at the counter – we are proud to be an active member in our communities.
Whether you’re starting your first job or looking to climb the ladder, McDonald’s provides training programs, mentorship, and a clear path for growth within the company. There’s a reason they call us “America’s First Job!”
Working at Burrell Family McDonald’s means being part of a dynamic team. Fostering a supportive and fun work environment is our top priority! From new Crew Members to seasoned General Leaders, our staff promotes a sense of camaraderie and teamwork, making it an enjoyable and FUN place to work.
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