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McDonalds employee turns 100 and says she has no plans to quit: ‘I feel lucky’

Stuti Mishra
·2 min read
<p>Ruth Shuster celebrated her 100th birthday with her McDonalds colleagues with wishes pouring in from her customers and even Ronald McDonald </p> (Screengrab/Video)

Ruth Shuster celebrated her 100th birthday with her McDonalds colleagues with wishes pouring in from her customers and even Ronald McDonald


A McDonald’s employee turned 100 years old while on the job with the fast-food joint with a massive celebration, and said she had no plans to retire anytime soon.

Ruth Shuster, an employee at Irwin, Pennsylvania’s Big Mac, celebrated her 100th birthday with her colleagues at her workplace while getting crowned “Queen for a Day” at McDonald’s Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon.

"It doesn’t feel any different," Ms Shuster told FOX Television Stations speaking about turning 100, as her colleagues dressed her in a red robe and introduced a bobblehead doll that looks like her.

However, she was thankful for the extraordinary birthday celebrations her company arranged for her, as well as for still being a part of the company.

"They’re nice to work for, and I’m lucky they keep me here at my age," she said. "I feel I’m the lucky one.

Ms Shuster celebrated her birthday with about 40 friends and family members, however, the McDonald’s management, including corporate executives made sure they wished her through videos that were broadcast during the celebration. It included an appearance from mascot Ronald McDonald, who sang “You are my sunshine” for Ms Shuster, one of her favourite songs, reported Tribelive.

The restaurant also installed an outdoor mailbox on her birthday for the customers to drop off birthday cards, reports Fox 13.

Ms Shuster joined the Big Mac Museum in Irwin in 1994 when she was 73 years old and has been serving the customers for 27 years. She soon became extremely popular among the locals as she greeted them with a big smile and joined them in singing and dancing.

"There’s about 30 that come in and they all drink coffee and eat and we sing," Ms Shuster said while talking about a set of guests who come to meet her every Friday. "We sing any song."

Born in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Ms Shuster graduated from high school in 1938 and has worked as a seamstress and a grocery store employee before joining McDonald’s.

When asked if she has any plans for retirement, she said: “No way at all. I don’t even think of that."

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