Mom praises Burgerville for giving daughter a chance

Mom thanks Burgerville for giving daughter life-changing job

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.


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