For Brampton and Mississauga-area Owner/Operator Frank Magno, working for McDonald’s and supporting RMHC Toronto go hand in hand.
An entrepreneur at heart, Brampton-area McDonald’s Owner/Operator Frank Magno first started operating his own business when he was 22 years old. His motto has always been: “To be the best, you have to play with the best.” When he had the opportunity to purchase his first restaurant in 2007, he knew he wanted to be a part of the “#1 QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) brand in the world” – McDonald’s.
Frank also knew he wanted to be part of an organization that supported Ronald McDonald House Charities, because he has seen first-hand what a difference the charity makes in people’s lives.
“When my oldest daughter, Samantha, was eleven years old, she needed a heart valve transplant. My family and I spent the better part of nine months in and out of SickKids,” he explains.
“It was there that I met parents with children battling their own health complications. These parents were from far out of town and staying at Ronald McDonald House. I knew how important the House was for them. No parent should ever have to be in that situation, but unfortunately there will always be those that have little choice. Through McDonald’s, I found an avenue to help raise money to assist these exceptional parents and their loved ones.”
Today, Frank owns four McDonald’s restaurants in Brampton and Mississauga, and his daughter Samantha is his People Manager at all his locations.
Frank says he feels blessed to be a franchisee and ensures that giving back is an important part of the culture in his restaurants, saying, “We share the same goals as one team to help others in need. It’s something we are proud of.”
Each year, Frank, Samantha, and their teams set a “Plan To Win” goal to raise even more money for RMHC Toronto. This year, they’ve set their most ambitious target yet at $50,000. Their campaigns have included auctioning goods, selling items like paper hearts, and recruiting sponsors like the Brampton Admirals hockey club, MARC Advertising and AstraZeneca. His restaurants also contribute through proceeds from Happy Meals, McHappy Day, and in-restaurant initiatives like coin boxes, kiosks, and Round Up for RMHC. Frank is a proud sponsor of a bedroom on the third floor of the House, and an annual supporter of our Home For Dinner program.
“When I speak to parents of children who have a serious illness, they give me the strength and conviction to help fight their cause along with them. I have met many parents with children in the hospital. They are the humblest of people, never taking life for granted.”— Frank
Every year, Frank and his family, as well as his staff and crew, make a big difference for families with a seriously ill child through their ongoing commitment to our mission. Learn more about the incredible support of our Owner/Operator community.