Volunteerism is a cornerstone and a foundational pillar of the Bear Family Restaurants

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MAY 06: A chicken sandwich from McDonald’s is shown on May 06, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicken prices have risen sharply this year as suppliers struggle to keep up with demand, fueled in part, by the popularity of new chicken offerings from fast-food restaurants. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

David Bear, owner of a McDonald’s location in Elk Grove Village (and 22 other locations throughout the Chicagoland area), joins Anna to talk about some of the refreshing beverage options now being offered across the Chicago area, how the business has changed since his parents opened their first McDonald’s in 1967, the importance of giving back to their community, the popularity of their coffee drinks, how their menus keeps evolving including new chicken sandwiches, and the launch of their new loyalty program.

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