McDonald’s enters Andhra Pradesh by launching its first ever restaurant in Nellore

~ Expands its restaurant presence across 9 states in the South & West region

Westlife Development Limited (BSE: 505533) owner of the Master Franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in west and south India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited (HRPL), announced the launch of first restaurant in the state of Andhra Pradesh. McDonald’s expands its footprint in south India across all the five states with the opening of its restaurant on June 14, 2016 at the MGB Felicity Mall, Dargamitta, G.N.T. Road, Nellore.

The newly opened restaurant has been designed to serve over 110 customers spread across 2620 square feet. It includes an outdoor seating of 140 square feet in the mall atrium and a separate area for birthday party celebrations to accommodate a private party for up to 30 people. The mall offers ample parking space for private vehicles. McDonald’s Family restaurant will be open for service daily between 10am and 10pm. The restaurant interior reflects best-in-class design with full range of amenities and services unique to McDonald’s® restaurants around the world.

Residents of Nellore can now relish the iconic burger ‘Big Mac’ known as Chicken Maharaja Mac and Veg Maharaja Mac, the world’s first Big Mac in a vegetarian variant. McDonald’s flavorful menu offers a variety of spicy delights, desserts, hot /cold beverages and burgers in vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Consumers can now choose from extensive non-vegetarian menu including Chicken Maharaja Mac, McSpicy Chicken, Chicken McGrill, Fillet-O-Fish, McEgg, Chicken & Egg Saucy wraps and Chicken McNuggets and a variety of vegetarian offerings such as Veg Maharaja Mac, McVeggie Burger, McSpicy Paneer, Big Spicy Paneer Wrap, Pizza McPuff, McAloo Saucy Wrap apart from an extensive range of hot and cold beverage options are available to compliment the meals.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Gerald Dias, Director, McDonald’s® India- Business Operations, South said, “We are excited to introduce the Golden Arches with our first restaurant in Nellore. At McDonald’s we endeavor to delight our customers with a variety of range wholesome offerings in lunch and dinner. We are constantly moulding our menu to suit the tastes and palettes of consumers in South India. Keeping the culture sentiments in mind, we have do not serve pork or beef. The journey of McDonald’s good food from farm to fork follows vegetarian and non-vegetarian segregation. Our efficient model of supply chain sources 98% of ingredients locally. Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value form the unique value proposition which reflects in our food and hospitality.”

The restaurants in Nellore will have a team of 30-35 employees who are locally hired and trained to manage operations in the initial phase. Further, McDonald’s® also aims to generate employment and provide international training to local residents, creating opportunities for first time job seekers while also adding to the strength of 7,500 individuals that they have directly employ across business operations in West & South India.

Nellore is one of the most promising cities and is fast becoming an important regional commercial and industrial destination. It is one of the most attractive markets that brand are looking at entering and increasing foothold. With the launch of this restaurant McDonald’s is further looking at increasing the traction in Andhra Pradesh and making the brand available to its patrons across the state. We welcome the people of Nellore to enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience over good food fast.

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