PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Mom is praising Burgerville for giving her daughter with special needs a job that's changed her life.
"A lot of people might look at me and wonder if I can do it," said 33-year-old Rachel Parsons. "They [Burgerville managers] have let me show I can do it."
Parsons, who is developmentally delayed, started seven years ago as a lobby hostess, wiping tables and taking out garbage.
"She sets a goal and always out-does it," said her manager.
Now, Parsons' success has allowed her to work up to cashier at Burgerville's 92nd and Powell location.
"Half of our restaurants have a special needs employee," said Burgerville's Cultural Affairs Manager, Jack Graves, "You have to include everybody."
"I think we all want to be part of a community," concluded Rachel's Mom Anita Dinsmoor," and Burgerville has given that to my daughter.