January 2024 Volume 20

Michael McDonald was 2023 Fortis Appreciation Awardee at Atlanta Fundraiser

Dr. Glen Laman
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Michael McDonald and his wife Judith have been longtime supporters of the Atlanta Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

They were recognized at the Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser held on December 9th, 2023, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The Fortis Appreciation award was presented to them by Atlanta President Alvin Binns.

The Marcus E. McDonald Memorial Award has been funded by Michael and Judith in honor of their son who drowned in Lake Allatoona in 2009. Marcus was an Army Reservist and he died while swimming off the U.S. Army Recreation Center beach.

The couple owns and operates two restaurants in the Atlanta area:

Mack Vegan Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

5891 Buffington Road

Union City, Georgia

I Juice and Smoothies Restaurant

1948 Wesley Chapel Road

Decatur, Georgia.

The décor at the Mack Vegan Restaurant features the fortis purple throughout. Customers can enjoy plant-based meals such as Vegan Fish, Jerk Tofu, BBQ Tofu, Lasanga, Mac and Cheese and a variety of Veggie Patties. They also feature a variety of Fruiti Moss, Smoothies and Juices.

Although they opened Mack Vegan in 2020, the year the pandemic hit, Mike explains that the pandemic was actually good for business as customers were looking for ways to boost their immune systems via nutrition and he had just the right products.

Mike attended KC from 1972 to 1974.

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