Earlier this month, Staten Island McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Michael Sweeney, joined the new Borough President, James Oddo, for the official launch of an anti-litter campaign using posters to urge residents to keep Staten Island clean. Sweeney, along with the other two McDonald’s owner/operators on the Island, is co-sponsoring the initiative.
Speaking to NY1, Sweeney said: “We’ll proudly display [the posters] in the restaurants in hopes that our customers, our crew and people around the neighborhood get the word out.”
The Borough President – a former longtime City Council Member and a friend to the Island’s McDonald’s Owner/Operators – is launching the marketing effort in order to raise awareness of an ever-increasing litter problem on the Island. The posters feature local residents and well-known figures (including the borough president himself) urging the community to do its part to keep the Island clean.
Staten Island McDonald’s owner/operators, Roy Iraci and Marianne Spillane, also joined Sweeney in co-sponsoring the Borough President’s efforts. All ten Staten Island McDonald’s will hang variations of the Borough President’s posters.
As Oddo himself told NY1, “We want to bring people out of their busy lives, coming in and out of these establishments to get their attention.”
The campaign fits in perfectly with the McDonald’s restaurant culture according to Sweeney, who added, “We have a saying at McDonald’s, we clean as we go.”
Other Staten Island business owners who would like to display the posters should email a request to the Borough President’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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