McDonald’s Canada Owner/Operator
Charles Vertes (Chuck) worked with Department of Health in Saskatchewan for 10 years before becoming a franchisee of McDonald's Restaurants, opening his first restaurant in Spruce Grove, Alberta. He spent several years in Leduc, Alberta, and since 1991, has been living in Abbotsford, BC, where he operates six restaurants. His son, Jeffrey, has recently become a franchisee in Chilliwack, BC.
While being a McDonald's franchisee, Chuck has been actively involved in supporting community organizations and programs for children and families. He has a strong belief and commitment to giving back to the community and has encouraged local groups to successfully apply for and obtain Ronad McDonald House Charities Canada grants for many worthwhile projects. From 1984-1987, he served on the board of the Northern Alberta Ronald McDonald House during the formative period of planning, development and subsequent opening of the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton in 1985.
Chuck has an undergraduate degree from the University of Regina and a master’s degree from the University of Manitoba.