94-year-old woman celebrates more than four decades working at McDonald's - and eats the food every shift

Mythili Sampathkumar
Loraine Maurer, 94, has worked at the McDonald's in Evansville, Indiana for 44 years and says she loves her job because of the customers: This content is subject to copyright

She maybe 94, but Lorraine Maurer is still "lovin' it" at McDonalds, where she recently celebrated her 44th year of work.

The 5am starts have not put off the veteran server, who said she has eaten the restaurant's food on every shift she has worked at the branch in Evansville, Indiana.

“If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” she told People magazine.

Ms Maurer was 50 when started working at the chain after her husband Kenneth was forced to retire due to disability.

The great-grandmother of seven soon rose to manager level and although she has cut back to two shifts a week, she is there to open up for breakfast on Friday and Saturday.

"I get in here at 5 o'clock when they open. I have to get up at three," she told a customer, as reported by the Evansville Courier & Press.

Chip and Katie Kenworthy, the owners of the branch where Ms Maurer works, wrote in a statement: “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.”

Ms Maurer’s husband Kenneth passed away in 1980 and since then she has been travelling the world quite a bit, always visiting a McDonald’s when she can.

“I’ve been to Australia, Russia, Greece, Rome, and I’d always look when I could fly over the cities. I’d look for the arch,” she said.

She eats McDonald’s food every shift as well, saying “there isn’t anything I don’t like,” but the fish sandwich is her favourite.

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

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