Phil Gray always knew he wanted to start a family business — and fast food created the path.

Gray launched GrayCo Management in Boca Raton as aMcDonald’s franchisee.

But before that, he actually worked atMcDonald’s.

He was attracted toMcDonald’squick service restaurant business model on a variety of levels, he says. Executives were approachable, training and resources were accessible and opportunities, from management to corporate positions, were abundant. More.