Michael Anderer was born in DaNang, South Vietnam in November 1971. He was adopted out of an orphanage and came to the United States in December of 1972. He grew up with his adoptive family in Rockville Centre, NY.
Michael graduated Fairfield University in 1993 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts.
Michael joined the McDonald's system in 1992 when he started working with his father, Larry Anderer, when the family purchased their first McDonald's franchise the historic 12000th McDonald's Restaurant in New Hyde Park, NY.
Michael eventually became a franchise Owner/Operator and bought his first restaurant in 2006 in Mineola, NY. In his career as a McDonald's Operator Michael has held multiple Operator leadership positions.
Michael has also been committed to philanthropy throughout his professional career. He began working with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in 2000. He was part of the RMHC Asia Scholarship Committee from its introduction in the New York market until it ended in 2018. Michael also worked with the organization that helped develop APIASF. APIASF (currently APIA Scholars) was the first nationwide scholarship program for APIA students in the United States. Michael also served as a board member for RMHC New York Tri-State for 15 years and was the RMHC NY Tri-State Board President and helped them successfully merge with a sister organization into the newly formed RMHC NY Metro.
Michael has three children, Samantha , Matthew, and Christopher. Michael's hobbies include guitar and photography and he will often have a story to share about traveling
to see his favorite sport soccer.
Michael Co-Hosts the SEA2C Podcast program Intersections: From Sea to Sea with Cahn Oxelson.