AN OLYMPIC champion crew have been chosen from thousands to serve visitors and athletes from across the globe.
McDonald’s has announced its official Olympic champion crew, including Georgina Baskett from Rugby who has been selected from over 87,000 McDonald’s staff across the country to work at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Georgina is amongst a 2,000 strong squad of McDonald’s staff that have been chosen following a rigorous test of their speed, customer service and ability to work as part of a team – all essential skills to deliver the ultimate customer experience during London 2012.
As well as working at the Games she’ll also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of London 2012, see at least one Olympic or Paralympic event, go to cultural events and socialise with fellow McDonald’s crew members from across the UK and the world.
Georgina, 24, from Rugby explains how she feels about being chosen to be part of the McDonald’s Olympic Champion Crew: “I feel so privileged to have been chosen. Being given the chance to work at the Games will be the biggest recognition of my hard work yet and it’s a great feeling.”
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing the new restaurants, meeting new people, just the general buzz of the Games. I’ll be working with some of the best crew from across the country so I hope to, learn from their experiences and be able to bring something back home to Rugby which can benefit everyone.”
Last year 12,000 staff from McDonald’s restaurants across the UK were involved in more than 100 ‘Super Team’ events to select the 2,000 Champion Crew needed to work at the Games. Staff was shortlisted from over 87,500 who work for McDonald’s in the UK after being nominated by their restaurant managers throughout 2011.
Local McDonald’s franchisee, Glyn Pashley, said: “I’m delighted that Georgina has been chosen to take part in this fantastic opportunity. McDonald’s was looking for its very best people. They will have to step up their performance to meet the challenges of the Games. They’ll need to be able to make split second decisions; epitomise McDonald’s team spirit; adapt to new environments quickly and deliver the best possible customer service at a time when the world’s eyes will be on Great Britain – a challenge I’m sure Georgina will more than rise to.”
The crew will travel to London this summer to work across the four temporary McDonald’s restaurants in and around the Olympic park. They will play a key role in serving an estimated 1.75 million meals in 29 days to 9.7 million spectators, a workforce of 200,000 and 17,000 athletes and team officials quickly and safely. Staff will work for between 7-10 days at their nominated restaurant.