Abel was appointed Head of Franchising & Field Services for McDonald’s UK in 2016, following a successful 20-year career with the brand spanning Operations and Franchising.
He joined the business in 1995, progressing from a local restaurant team to overseeing a number of restaurants as a Consultant in the region.
Abel worked in a number of National and Regional roles throughout his time with McDonald’s, and before his current appointment held the position of Director of Franchising in the Southern Region, responsible for ensuring high standards of support and operational excellence across his group.
Abel now heads up the UK franchising strategy, Field Services and oversees the recruitment of new franchisees.
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Abel started with McDonalds as a crew member in 1995, encountering many aspects of the world's best known food franchise in his journey to Head of Franchising.
Hear his explanation of the evolution of the McDonald's as a brand in the last ten years.