The company also has long-term plans to open 20 restaurants in Kelantan over a five-year period, thus creating 20,000 jobs for locals.
Following the announcement of McDonald’s Malaysia’s Vision 2026, where the organisation will be investing a total of RM1.35bn over the next five years to open 205 new restaurants, the fast-food company, on 12 July 2022 (Tuesday), revealed that it will be opening five new restaurants in Kelantan, Malaysia by 2023, with two restaurants being operationally ready this year.
Based on Bernama's news report, this was announced by Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director & Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia during a charity event. He was cited saying that McDonald’s Malaysia has "long-term plans" to open a total of 20 restaurants in Kelantan alone through a five-year period. With them in place, Azmir reckons that there will be 20,000 jobs available for locals only, as "every restaurant requires 100 employees".
As for the locations of the restaurants, Azmir shared that they will be at Troika, Kota Bahru, Rest n' Relax (RnR) Gua Mesang, and around Pasir Puteh and Tumpat.
Regarding the locals-only commitment, it is in fact part of McDonald's Malaysia's philosophy, "Malaysians serving Malaysians". Through this, the organisation expects to offer more than 50,000 "meaningful" career opportunities for Malaysians by 2026.
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