IT’S A WEDDING! Marriage of McDonald’s and franchisees to be marked FRIDAY at Seattle ceremony

You are invited 
to attend a wedding ceremony,

celebrating the close relationship between
McDonald’s Corporation, 
the extraordinarily profitable restaurant chain,
and its franchisees.


The ceremony will be held
at the Seattle McDonald’s outlet
6th & Virginia
on Friday, August 1st at 10:00 am.

The couple is registered at the New York Stock Exchange.

Reception will follow on-site. RSVPs optional.

Who: McDonald’s workers, customers, community supporters with Working Washington, and others celebrating the long-awaited unveiling of the deep financial and spiritual relationship between franchisor and franchisee.

What: Formalize the marriage of McDonald’s Corporation and Seattle McDonald’s restaurants. Note: for 5.6 billion reasons, the couple will not commit to maintain their relationship “for richer or for poorer.”

When: Friday, August 1st, 10:00 am

Where: Denny Triangle McDonald’s (6th & Virginia), 1950 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The wedding ceremony reflects a move by a Federal agency this week to hold McDonald’s jointly responsible for working conditions at its restaurants, and marks many decades of growing intimacy between McDonald’s Corporation and its franchisees on issues like scheduling, training, wages, and benefits. Guests will toast to the prosperous pair’s future and encourage them to drop their lawsuit against Seattle’s minimum wage law and take joint responsibility for enforcing the law.


Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington,

Working Washington unites low-wage workers to fight for a fair economy where everyone can support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy. We launched the fast food strikes that sparked the fight for $15 in Seattle; we helped lead the successful campaign to pass $15 in SeaTac; and we work in coalition with unions, faith groups, and grassroots organizations to hold corporations & politicians accountable to community needs.