Jade Colin, 28, is McDonald’s youngest black franchise owner in the country.
Colin, a New Orlean’s native, was introduced to the McDonald’s franchise at an early age and not just by being a regular customer. Her parents purchased their first restaurant in 2010 and they now own six.
After graduating in 2012 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in business management, she got right to work.
“I started working in the restaurants learning McDonald’s procedures and policies,” Colin told The Black Professional.
She also applied for the Next Generation program, that’s specifically for children of McDonald’s owners. The program allowed her to undergo extensive training, to prepare her to become a franchise owner herself.