McDonald’s: opens 10’000th restaurant in Asia Pacific Region

Oak Brook / IL. (mdc) McDonald´s Corporation announced the opening of its first restaurant in Vietnam, which also marks the 10’000th restaurant for the chain in the Asia, Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region. The opening of the 24-hour Drive-Thru McDonald´s restaurant – the first drive-thru restaurant ever in Vietnam – heralds an entirely new level of dining convenience for customers in Ho Chi Minh City. Strategically located at the busy roundabout at intersection of Dien Bien Phu and Nguyen Binh Khiem Streets in District 1, the two-story standalone restaurant is easily accessible for commuters to purchase a McDonald´s meal on the go using the Drive-Thru service. «We are proud to open our 10’000th regional McDonald´s restaurant in Vietnam, a country which offers tremendous opportunity to grow our Brand», said Don Thompson, McDonald´s President and CEO. «I am thrilled to be here to celebrate with our local team and welcome our new employees and customers together. Our commitment in this part of the world and everywhere is to deliver a modern and exciting restaurant experience with delicious food and drinks, at the convenience our customers expect from McDonald´s». «Our relationship with our Vietnamese partner is strong and firmly rooted in McDonald´s values. We look forward to building our brand and our business responsibly, as part of our growth strategy in Asia, and to making a positive impact in the local Vietnamese community», added Dave Hoffmann, President of McDonald´s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. McDonald´s is the world´s leading global food service retailer with more than 35’000 locations serving approximately 70 million customers in more than 100 countries each day. More than 80 percent of McDonald´s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

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