McDonald’s Sponsors Gospel Tour, Offers Free Tickets
McDonald’s is sponsoring a free Gospel Tour with events in 13 cities starting in May and ending on October 20, 2018.
Back for its 12th year, McDonald’s 2018 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is a FREE and unforgettable music experience for the entire family—as McDonald’s celebrates its unwavering commitment to your community. This year’s theme is THE HERO IN ME — an evening of hope, inspiration and renewed confidence that you have what it takes to save the day.
For the first time ever, McDonald’s ICGT will award one HBCU college student with a $10,000 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship to fuel his/her interest in music. To learn more, click here.
Tour dates and locations are as follows; to apply for your tickets, click on the appropriate link. Get more details at the McDonald’s Gospel Tour Website.
|Concert Date||Market||Tickets Available On|
|May 12*||Newark, NJ||McDonald’s Paid event. Get tickets Here.|
|May 17||Chicago, IL||April 19, 2018|
|May 18||Detroit, MI||April 20, 2018|
|May 31||Philadelphia, PA||May 3, 2018|
|June 1||Washington, DC||May 4, 2018|
|June 8||Raleigh, NC||May 11, 2018|
|July 12||Birmingham, AL||June 14, 2018|
|July 13||Atlanta, GA||June 15, 2018|
|August 9||Memphis, TN||July 12, 2018|
|August 10||Jackson, MS||July 13, 2018|
|August 18||New Orleans, LA||July 21, 2018|
|August 31||Dallas, TX||August 3, 2018|
|October 20||Los Angeles, CA||Not Applicable|
About McDonald’s (from Wikipedia)
McDonald’s is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, CA. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers.
McDonald’s is the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries across approximately 36,900 outlets as of 2016. Although McDonald’s is known for its hamburgers, they also sell cheeseburgers, chicken products, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps, and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has added to its menu salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit. The McDonald’s Corporation revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. According to a BBC report published in 2012, McDonald’s is the world’s second largest private employer (behind Walmart with 1.9 million employees), 1.5 million of whom work for franchises.