About Us

KILROY McDonald’s Mission

Develop exceptional employees who serve our communities with high quality food, while creating a safe and respectful family environment on both sides of the counter

Kilroy Mcdonald’s Values

We are committed to our customer

We engage in our communities

We invest in our people

We operate with purpose


Bill Kilroy

Former head of the Kilroy family business, Bill Kilroy, started his journey as a McDonald’s Crew Person back in 1968 in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. He worked his way up through the McDonald’s system and eventually became a McDonald’s Restaurant Manager and Supervisor.

In 1999, his dream of becoming a franchise owner came true by purchasing his first two locations in Oakland, California. In 2001, Bill and his family were given the opportunity to move back to their home state and purchase restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bill and his sons, Brian and Michael, grew the company and expanding operations together before Bill’s retirement in 2021.

Continuing the Legacy

Brian Kilroy

Brian began his McDonalds career at the age of 14, working as a crew person in one of Howard Goldblatt’s restaurants. After completing his studies at Miami University, Brian joined his father’s growing organization in Cincinnati. 

Brian quickly embraced the fast-paced nature of the restaurants, especially the ability to have a positive impact on his crew. Brian worked in and eventually led Bill’s recently purchased inner city restaurants, helping to drive sales, guest counts, while at the same time developing managers. 

In 2009, a new QSC VP, Joe Erlinger, formally recognized Brian as a McDonald’s Owner Operator. Brian has a strong belief in the power of the McDonald’s system and has consistently held various leadership roles within the system, including leading the Cincinnati People team, and most recently serving on the OROA board. 

Michael Kilroy

Mike began his McJourney toward entrepreneurship by working as a crew person at 14 years old. Over the next eight years, he worked in all levels of restaurant management to gain the experience and expertise he needed to lead his team to success.

Through hard work, demonstration of strong leadership skills, and dedication to the McDonalds brand, Mike became an owner-operator before the age of 30.