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Ricky Wade is a McDonald’s franchisee of thirty restaurants in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.

Mr. Wade’s business presence and personal involvement enriches our local communities.

His time is dedicated to overseeing his business and giving back to the community. Committed to reinforcing positive lifestyle habits, he works closely with many organizations.

He’s the Vice President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.

He is also a Board member of the following organizations:

  • Palm Beach State College
  • Urban League of Palm Beach County
  • The Honda Classic
  • The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation
  • Governing Board Member of Good Samaritan Medical Center, Inc.

Mr. Wade is the Vice President of the South Florida Marketing Association, the NFLA Florida Representative, the NFLA Chair for the Atlanta Field Office Alignment Council and he is also a member of the RTB Board.

He is a former Board member of the following organizations: Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Palm Beach County, The Arc of Palm Beach County, Palms West Hospital, ASPIRA of Florida, and the Vice-President of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association East Division.

Mr. Wade was honored with an invitation to The White House to celebrate African American History Month in 2007. Later that year he also received the African American Diaspora History Maker of Tomorrow Award.

He received the Ronald Award for 2007, given to McDonald Franchisees for exceptional performance in supporting the Brand in community involvement.

In 2009 he received the Large Business Leader Award from the Black Chamber of Palm Beach County. In March 2010 Mr. Wade was featured in Florida Trend as a Business Leader to watch. In 2011 he was highlighted by the McDonald’s Golden Arch award given only to 1% of all McDonald’s Franchisees and the Sponsor of the Year by the Black Educators Caucus. Palm Beach State College awarded him the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award and in February he was the recipient the Legacy Business Leadership Award. On April 10, 2018, he received a Proclamation from Palm Beach County Commissioners for his work with the re-entry program.

He is married to his business partner, Lissette and has three beautiful children and two lovely grandchildren.

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Ricky Wade, Franchisee

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