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McDonald's Flipped Its Golden Arches for the First Time – for the Best Reason

McDonald’s “Golden Arches” at one location in Lynwood, California have been flipped upside down — and we’re lovin’ it.

According to Business Insider, the owner of the location, Patricia Williams, decided to turn the famous “M” into a “W” to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday.

Williams is a successful female entrepreneur who, together with her two daughters, owns a total of 13 McDonald’s locations in California, according to Style Magazine.

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Curious customers have been posting photos of the sign outside Williams’ location on social media, but come Thursday the company itself plans to flip its logo across digital platforms, Business Insider reported.

"In celebration of women everywhere, and for the first time in our brand history, we flipped our iconic arches for International Women's Day in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere and especially in our restaurants," McDonald's Chief Diversity Officer Wendy Lewis said in a statement to Business Insider.

Business Insider also reported that 100 other McDonald’s locations will have celebratory "packaging, crew shirts and hats and bag stuffers" tomorrow. According to Amanda Pisano, a Corporate Relations & Communications employee for McDonalds in the New York metro region, “W” branded packaging will be rolled out at nine women-owned location in New York and New Jersey on Thursday.

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International Women’s Day is a celebration of the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women around the world. This year the day will focus on women’s the continued advancement of women’s rights and achievements as women #PressforProgress.

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