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Women’s History Month: Saluting McDonald’s Franchise Owner Marla Thrower

James and Marla Thrower opened their first McDonald’s on Nov. 21, 1989 after participating in a program that allowed participants to get in touch with franchises. Soon the Thrower’s left the corporate world to do their own thing. To date the Thrower “Family” own 30 McDonald’s restaurants in Michigan and Louisiana.

I talked to Marla about how she and her husband became franchise owners, the challenges she’s faced as a women entrepreneur and advice for up and coming women seeking entrepreneurship; then we talked about another of my favorite subjects… food!

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Women’s History Month: Saluting McDonald's Franchise Owner Marla Thrower


I'm still trying to figure it out too! I'm a child of God that has a lot to say. I've been given a platform on the air to say it but I tend to be a bit lengthy so enter my website. The "confessions" you see on my website are not the gossip kind but rather conversations with artists, authors, speakers and teachers within the faith-based community. Also, my journey has been colorful, rich and sometimes really hard so, I look for answers and respite through writing. My mom wanted me to write a book  and I'm working on that, so bear with me as I fumble my way through. I'm working on balancing my extremely fun work life with my personal life that is filled with challenges these days. I know that God will see me to victory so... welcome to my life. ~Randi

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