One 94-year-old woman is celebrating 44 years behind the counter at McDonald’s.
“When I started, I didn’t start to stay,” Loraine Maurer told ABC News, adding that she started working at McDonald’s in 1973 after her husband retired on disability. “I told him we were too young to stay at home and so I went for a job.”
Maurer was feted by her co-workers at an Evansville, Indiana, restaurant, including owners Chip and Katie Kenworthy.
“Loraine has quite a following. That’s to say the least, really,” Katie Kenworthy, who has owned the restaurant for almost two years, told ABC News. “She has lots of very loyal costumers who come especially to our restaurant to see her.”
So Kenworthy decided to plan a party to celebrate Maurer, inviting her church — Good Shepherd Catholic Church Parish — along with her family and friends.
“It was wonderful,” Maurer said of her party. “The only thing is there were so many people there that I couldn’t talk to them all.”