27 June 2017
McDonald’s SA continues to make history as the business celebrates the opening of its 250th store after just 22 years in the country!
In this short time, McDonald’s has grown and expanded its footprint across all nine provinces in South Africa. The brand has become very much entrenched in the local communities, even though it brings a global flavour.
McDonald’s opened its 250th store in partnership with one of their franchisees, Mr Peter Moyanga, who was also opening his ninth McDonald’s store. Peter has built his business mainly in his home town, in the East Rand of Johannesburg, but also spanning across the Gauteng Province and extending into the Mpumalanga province.
Peter’s story is an inspirational one, a story that tells of a proudly South African focussed on making a difference in the transformation of this country and in the development of business in his local community. Twenty-two years ago, Peter was one of McDonald’s first employees in South Africa and today he is amongst one of the company’s 40 franchisees.
“I have always been an entrepreneur at heart, even when I joined McDonald’s as an employee, and their belief in supporting the development of their people, whether franchisees or employees, drew me to the opportunity. Today, I am honoured to be part of the McDonald’s family as a franchisee – an Owner!” Moyanga said.
This newly built restaurant portrays an updated, modern personality for McDonald’s SA and helps reinforce Brand McDonald’s SA in the customers’ minds. The company opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995 and as an innovative brand that keeps up with the times and always has an eye toward quality in everything they do.
“This is a remarkable milestone for our business in South Africa,” Greg Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s SA, said. “We are proud to be celebrating the opening of our 250th store in a country that we have been creating history in for the past 21 years, a country with a people rich in their culture, pride and a love for good food that is unmatched in the world. What makes this even more special for us, is to celebrate with one of our incredible Owner Operators, Peter Moyanga, who is opening his ninth McDonald’s restaurant.”
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