Loraine Maurer is a 94-year old American McDonalds employee from evansville, Indiana. She is now celebrated over 40-years of working at this McDonalds. She first joined the establishment in 1973 after her husband retired due to disability. Mrs. Maurer felt she was too young to stay at home all day, so she went out to get a job. She is the mother of four, grandmother to six and great grand mother to seven children.
She did not plan to stay long, but she fell in love with the environment and interacting with the customers. In turn, the customers adore her as well. Mrs. Maurer’s husband passed in 1980, and she would often to traveling. Whenever she was oversees, she would see the two gold arches and that would bring her happiness. She says she plans to never leave this job because she would miss it too much.
“She is the only one here that knows how to make oats right,” said one loyal customer who attended her party. After her husband died in 1980, she began to travel more often with a friend, often visiting McDonald’s wherever she went. “I’ve been to Australia, Russia, Greece, Rome, and I’d always look when I could fly over the cities. I’d look for the arch.”
One location even offered to serve her beer. “That surprised me!” she said with a chuckle. Even though she contemplates retirement every winter, she says she never plans to leave. “I would miss it too much”, says Mrs Maurer, who has four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. “I really and truly enjoy it,” Mrs Maurer adds. “Life is what you make it. And so I’m trying.”