Every McDonald’s in the city of Compton is owned by a mother and her two daughters, NBC LX reports. Patricia Williams and her children, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have opened 13 restaurants since the 1980s. In total, they operate 18 restaurants. Earlier this year, AfroTech reported that the family business brings in over $50 million in revenues annually.
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"Harper-Howie said people are stunned when they discover that Black women own franchises within one of the largest fast-food restaurants in the world."
These women are dynamite entrepreneurs!
"The family’s entrepreneurial journey began when Patricia Williams and her then-husband decided to go into business for themselves, investing in their first McDonald’s in 1984. The two went on to buy a second store, but when they divorced, Williams bought her husband’s share. She then sold their jointly-owned stores and used the money to open up five new stores.
In 1995, Williams sold both of her stores and brought five more. The shrewd move put her on a path to owning every McDonald's in the city of Compton.
As a single mother with two children, Williams sacrificed so that her business could thrive and to leave a legacy to her daughters.
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