NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The iconic golden arches of McDonald's restaurants might look a little different on Thursday, March 8.
In honor of International Women's Day, 100 McDonald's restaurants nationwide will flip the iconic "M" to a "W" for women, "in a variety of ways throughout the restaurant," according to a news release.
In southern Arizona, LeAnn Richards, owner of five restaurants in Nogales, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Benson, and Wilcox, will participate in the event.
"Her leadership approach is routed in mentoring and developing leadership – particularly female talent – within her organization, and ensuring her crew has flexibility and freedom to support their families along with work-life balance," said Katy Reeves, McDonald's Public Relations Supervisor.
In addition to Richard's Nogales location, Phoenix restaurant owner and president of the McDonald's Women's Owners Network, Dorothy Stingley, will transform her location's arches as well.
According to Stingley, "when women are empowered, the standard of living for the entire community is lifted because that is just who women are."
McDonald's reports that 6 out of 10 of their restaurant managers in the United States are women.
The addresses for participating Arizona locations are:
470 W. Mariposa Rd. in Nogales, AZ
2225 W. Deer Valley Rd. in Phoenix