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About the Owner
Jerry A. Lewis has always had a vision of becoming an entrepreneur and owning his own business. After his time in the military, he had the opportunity to work for his brother in Zanesville, Ohio as a McDonald’s Restaurant manager trainee, knowing if he worked hard, more opportunities would arise. In 1987, Jerry was awarded the Bluffton McDonald’s Restaurant as an Owner/Operator.
His vision then became to grow the McDonald’s brand with multiple McDonald’s restaurants. More than twenty years later, Jerry and his family still love the McDonald’s business. Today, Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s franchise operates seventeen restaurants in seven counties in West Central Ohio, employing more than 1,000 people. While he wants to continue to grow the McDonald’s brand, he is also devoted to helping others accomplish the same dream. Jerry’s philosophy has always been to give back to the communities where he does business. He strives to support areas such as athletics, the arts, education, and families. Jerry gives back to the community in various ways including, time, talents, food, and money.
In 2010, Jerry was recognized with the highest award that McDonald’s Corporation gives to its franchisees, The Golden Arch Award. This prestigious award is presented to the best of the best. Less than one percent of McDonald’s Owner/Operators earn this honor of a lifetime that recognizes a relentless focus on customer service, outstanding Quality, Service, Cleanliness, and Value, significant community involvement, exceptional achievements in all aspects of the McDonald’s Plan to Win, and contributions to building Brand Trust.