McDonald’s flips golden arches in honor of International Women’s Day


Washington: A McDonald’s franchise in California has flipped their Golden Arches upside down in recognition of International Women’s Day.
The owner of the fast food restaurant south of Los Angeles told Business Insider that she turned the “M” upside down in a “celebration of women everywhere.”
But the single franchise won’t be the only place you can see the “W” displayed. All McDonald’s social media accounts will also feature the flipped logo.
“In celebration of women everywhere, and for the first time in our brand history, we flipped our iconic arches for International Women’s Day in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere and especially in our restaurants,” McDonald’s global chief diversity officer, Wendy Lewis, said in a statement to the website.
More than 62 percent of McDonald’s employees are women, including six out of 10 restaurant managers, Lewis said.
About 100 restaurants across the country plan to participate in the gesture, and customers will also see the flipped logo on packaging and crew member’s hats and shirts, the company said in a statement.