94-Year-Old Woman Celebrates 44 Years Working At McDonald’s – And She’s Still Lovin’ It!


She’s a 94-year-old great-grandmother who has spent more than four decades of her life dedicated to McDonald’s restaurants.

Loraine Maurer, from, Evansville, Indiana is not planning to give up anytime soon – despite celebrating more that four decades of service.

Loraine Maurer, a 94-year-old cashier who has worked at several locations throughout Evansville, Ind., started working at the chain in 1973.

After 44 years, Maurer says she still enjoys what she does every day. 

 “If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” Maurer told People. “The people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.”

On Thursday, Chip and Katie Kenworthy, the owners of the McDonald’s location where the 94-year-old currently works, threw a party in her honor.

“After all these years, she remains committed to serving her customers with one of the most delightful smiles around. Loraine has a loyal following of customers and they look forward to having her take their orders when visiting McDonald’s,” the couple said in a statement.

At the special party thrown by her colleagues, Mrs. Maurer told ABC News, she first started to work at McDonald's after her husband retired due to a disability in 1973. She said ‘I told him we were too young to stay at home and so I went for a job.’

She never thought she’d become a manager though and do such a long stint at the fast-food chain.

Dozens of customers also came out to celebrate Maurer and all enjoyed a specially made cake. One customer who attended the party said: ‘She is the only one here that knows how to make oats right.’

Even though she thinks about retiring every winter, she says she just can’t seem to leave.

To Maurer, her post at McDonald's has been much more than a job-- it's a reason to keep going every day.

“My customers make my life,” she says. “I have traveled with them, gone to ball games with them. They’re friends, not just customers.”

After her husband passed away in 1980, she began to travel more often with a friend and would visit McDonald’s wherever she went.

Mrs. Maurer, who has four children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, said, ‘I would miss it too much. I really and truly enjoy it.'

‘Life is what you make it. And so I’m trying.’

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