Arleen McCain wiped away the tears after the guy in the Ronald McDonald costume presented her with a super-sized ,000 check.
McCain, who works at the McDonald s in Ashland in Clay County, took the top prize in the Central Alabama McDonald s Co-Op s annual Biscuit Bake-Off earlier today at the McDonald s on U.S. 31 in Hoover.
She topped to win the ,000 and the ceremonial rolling pin that goes to the biscuit-baking champ.
McCain said she wants to use some of her winnings to buy a present for her area manager, Tiffany Johnson, to thank her for all of her help.
I know I am going to try to get my manager a purse," McCain said as she and Johnson exchanged a hug. "These guys have all been my support. I couldn't do it without them."
Davina Freeman from the McDonald s on U.S. 43 in Tuscaloosa finished second, and Kelly Robinson from the McDonald s on Morgan Road in Bessemer took third place.The biscuits were judged on their taste, appearance and height, as well as the showmanship displayed by the bakers when they presented their biscuits to the judges.
The judges were James Spann of ABC 33/40, Calvin Speedy Wilburn and Greg Burgess from The Rick Bubba Show on WZZK-FM, and Bob Carlton of AL.com/The Birmingham News. Dave Dunaway of WZZK and Pete Petroff of Pete s Print filled in during the early part of the judging.
And if you want to taste one of Arleen McCain s prize-winning biscuits, she ll be back at work way before daybreak Tuesday morning.
So if you go to the McDonald s in Ashland, be sure to ask for her by name, and tell her congratulations.
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