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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, NY McDonald’s honors Gloria Estefan as part of “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas” (Celebrating Our Legends).

Gloria Estefan is one of the most successful Latin crossover artists of all time. Her legendary achievements will be honored in-store throughout McDonald’s locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

“As a Hispanic of Cuban origin and a McDonald’s owner/operator, I’m proud to pay tribute to Gloria Estefan, one of the greatest icons in Latin music. Gloria is a clear example of the influence that Latinos have had on the culture of this country,” said Ana Madan, local McDonald’s restaurant owner and President of the National Association of Hispanic Owner/Operators.

This is McDonald’s fourth year of the “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas” program which pays tribute to Latin legends that have made a great impact to American culture. The program also donates to the charities that each honoree supports, this year being the Gloria Estefan Foundation, dedicated to education, health, and cultural development.

Gloria Estefan expresses her gratitude and says, “I am very grateful to the McDonald’s NY Metro owner/operators for this recognition and support of my foundation…it is my honor to be a part of a program that recognizes the cultural contributions Hispanics have made in this country and I love that I can share this honor with those legends who have received it before me.”

Gloria’s most recent work is also another source of pride for the Hispanic community in her musical “On Your Feet!” which premieres on Broadway October 5th.