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McDonald’s to open 45 outlets in South India in 3 years

Food service retailer McDonald’s plans to open 45 outlets in the southern states over the next three years, a top company official said today.

The company presently has 25 outlets in the country.

With the launch of new outlets in the four southern states, it would have close to 70 outlets in the next three years, promoters of McDonald’s range of restaurants, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd, Southern Region-Director, Ranjith Paliath said at the inauguration of their 25th outlet here.

Stating that the food industry was not affected much by the recession, he said out of the proposed 45 outlets in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, 15 would come up in Chennai.

In addition, the company was also planning to promote “Drive Through” concepts in some outlets enabling customers to have their food inside their car, he said.

The newly opened outlet here in Ampa Skywalk mall is McDonald’s third in the city, spread across 3,000 sq ft and having a seating capacity of 150, he said.

Promoters of Ampa Skywalk Mall, Ampa Housing and Development Pvt Ltd Managing Director Ampa Palaniappan said the company has leased the property to McDonald’s for 21 years.

As part of the inauguration, on-the-spot auction for burgers (of McDonald’s) was conducted through which the proceeds would go to the Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu.

A sum of Rs 1.93 lakh was collected in the bidding and it was handed over to Madhumathi Achuthan, Director of the Society.


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