Nicole Enearu, a second-generation McDonald’s Owner/Operator, was awarded her first McDonald’s restaurant in 2007. However, her McDonald’s story started years earlier when she was a teenager working in restaurants owned by her mother, Patricia Williams. Today, Nicole runs the operations for all 18 restaurants under her family’s ownership, all located in the Greater Los Angeles/Compton area. Between Enearu, Williams and her sister Kerri Harper-Howie, the family owns every McDonald’s restaurant in the Compton community. Prior to joining the family business, Nicole spent 10 years working in the social services field. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. An active member of her local community and church, she invests her time in a number of civic and charitable causes, such as sponsoring Christmas toy drives and hosting fundraisers for local schools. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she helps with programming focused on community service and mentorship of young girls. Nicole’s work within McDonald’s has earned her numerous awards, such as Quality Customer Experience and Delivering the Promise Through People. Additionally, she serves on various leadership boards, including the Board of Directors for the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA), Regional WON Board of Directors and People Team. In December 2016, her fellow Owner/Operators elected her as Chair of the Southern California Regional Leadership Council, making her the first female African-American to hold this position. Nicole has been featured in numerous trade and consumer publications, including CNN, ABC (starring as a brand ambassador for a Black History Month promo), Essence Magazine, QSR Magazine, Blavity, Our Weekly, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Compton Herald and Houston Style Magazine, among others.