McDonald’s oldest employee is 95 and she’s McAwesome

Harriett Clopper
Harriett Clopper (McDonald's)

At 95, Harriett Clopper is America’s oldest McDonald’s employee and she isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, Clopper still gets behind the wheel and drives herself to work at the McDonald’s in Hagerstown, Maryland – something she’s been doing for the last 20 years,


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Harriett, who just happens to turn 95 on Christmas Day, started working at the Sharpsburg Pike location back in 1995.

To celebrate her 95th birthday and 20 years as a McDonald’s employee, family, friends and colleagues hosted a surprise party for the living legend.

It’s well worth noting that even Ronald McDonald attended the surprise party. According to the Herald Mail, Harriett was stunned when she walked through the doors Monday morning to start her shift.

“I’m just in shock. I’m just flabbergasted,” she said.

Clopper originally retired from the Fairchild aircraft plant in Hagerstown back in 1979 after 27 years of service. After 20 year at McDonald’s, Clopper says she has no immediate plans to retire.