Local McDonald’s owner-operator Mike Meoli and The Meoli Companies acquired the Milford McDonald’s restaurant effective May 1.

Meoli has owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants on the Delmarva Peninsula since 1991 and has been recognized with numerous regional and national corporate awards including the Golden Arch Award, which recognizes the top 1% of owner/operators in the world.

The Meoli Companies currently operates 19 McDonald’s restaurants across the Delmarva Peninsula in both Delaware and Maryland.

“Including the Milford McDonald’s into our organization has been a desire of mine for many years and it creates a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Meoli. “We will be involved and committed to supporting the Milford community just as we do everywhere our restaurants operate. Priority one will be an aggressive commitment towards safe and responsible recovery procedures as we prepare to welcome back customers into our lobbies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As a second-generation owner-operator, Meoli has spent his entire life in the McDonald’s system. His restaurants are consistently acknowledged for their outstanding customer service achievements, superb operations and exceptional employee development. Meoli has held positions on numerous corporation committees with other owner-operators from across the country, working together to build a better McDonald’s for customers. He currently serves as the Field Alignment Council chair for the Bethesda Field Office representing seven mid-Atlantic states and 280 owner-operators.