McD USA Central Division President Mike Andres Retires

McDonald's Corp. has confirmed that Mike Andres, president of Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald's USA's central division, will retire on Sept. 1.

According to a report, McDonald's USA's chief restaurant officer, Lee Renz, will succeed Andres this fall.

During his 30 years with the company, Andres also served as president and chief executive of the Boston Market chicken chain from 2000 to 2007, when McDonald's sold the brand. Prior to that post, Andres had been senior vice president and restaurant support officer of McDonald's Midwest division.

As president of the central division, Andres oversaw 4,400 restaurants in seven geographic regions encompassing 24 states.

"We thank Mike for his unwavering dedication and commitment to brand McDonald's for more than three decades," the company said in a statement. "We wish him and his family the very best as he pursues the next phase of his life. Today's announcement reinforces McDonald's commitment to developing people and showcases the deep bench of talent at this level who are ready to move into these leadership roles."

McDonald's Corp. operates or franchises more than 33,000 restaurants in 119 countries, including more than 14,000 locations in the United States.

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