South Africa’s Lovin’ It

McDonald’s South Africa operates in all nine provinces, employs over 10 000 people, and more than 80% of all food served in McDonald’s restaurants is produced by local farmers.


South Africa’s Lovin’ It

It’s said that everyone can remember where and when they had their first McDonald’s experience. For many South Africans it was a store in Blackheath, Joburg, all the way back in November 1995.

Today, McDonald’s South Africa is celebrating 200 stores.

The 200th store opened for business in East London and as a sign of the times, the structure was built from light steel and fibre cement, reducing material wastage by 30%, transport costs by 80% and resulting in a significantly reduced carbon footprint due to its ability to be heated and cooled more quickly and effectively.

Tracy Lee Nicol
About the Author
Tracy-Lee Nicol is the managing editor of Franchise Zone Magazine and deputy editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. She studied her Masters degree in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University and spent the next two years working and travelling in Asia. Her love of people, business and teaching is reflected in telling the stories of entrepreneurs, franchisees and franchisors, inspiring others to take the leap to being their own boss and bringing about positive change in South Africa.

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