Roland Parrish was born in Hammond, Indiana, attended Purdue University on academic and athletic scholarships, and has gone on to become a very successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the CEO and owner of Parrish Restaurants, LTD, owning 21 McDonald’s in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. He is also the 2nd largest African American owned McDonald’s Franchisee in the country.
Parrish is frequently featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and stays on their list of top 100 black-owned businesses in the country (currently number 52). He has won numerous awards and has been recognized for countless honors but the accolades are not just because of his entrepreneurship. Many are because of his philanthropic efforts in his community, around the country and around the globe!
Parrish is passionate about helping children and to instill in them the importance of higher education. His goal is for young people to capitalize on all opportunities presented to them, and where the opportunities are few, he wants to create more for them.
The Parrish Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Roland Parrish, CEO and owner of Parrish McDonald’s Restaurant LTD. The foundation and Parrish McDonald’s Restaurant LTD have transformed the lives of thousands through serving and giving back to communities on national and international platforms.
Nationally, financial contributions and in-kind donations are made throughout the year by the foundation to churches, non-profits, families and individuals. Internationally, the foundation largely funds the John & Marie Parrish Medical Clinic in Ft. Portal, Uganda.
“To whom much is given, much is required”. We have made it our mission is to serve others and to take care of
“the least of these” in a global way.