Michael Meoli is a second-generation McDonald’s Owner/Operator who began working in his father’s restaurants while in high school starting in 1980. After college, Mr. Meoli went full-time into his family’s McDonald’s business, learning all aspects of restaurant operations, financial management and people development. The opportunity to own and operate his own McDonald’s restaurants came in 1991 when he relocated from Harford County, MD to Sussex County, Delaware.
Today, Mr. Meoli owns 18 restaurants across the Delmarva Peninsula in the states of Maryland and Delaware. His restaurants are consistently recognized for their outstanding achievements in customer satisfaction, superb operations, and employee and management development. Mr. Meoli has received numerous recognitions within the McDonald’s system including 2 regional Ronald Awards as well as McDonald’s Corporation’s most prestigious Owner/Operator award – the Golden Arch Award – which recognizes the outstanding achievements of the top 1% of Owner/Operators worldwide.
Mr. Meoli is very active in his community, serving on the board of directors for Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE and the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach, DE Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the Beebe Medical Foundation, a past president of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a former Chairman of the Board for the Sussex Family YMCA. He also serves on the board of The Dresher Foundation, a Maryland-based charitable foundation established by his grandfather in 1988.
Within his business field, Mr. Meoli has spent nearly 2 decades serving his fellow McDonald’s Owner/Operators in numerous local, regional and national leadership positions.
Mike and his wife Kelli live in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The couple has three children – Rachel, Lauren, and Dylan.