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Key Facts About Us

McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, McDonald's operates 170 restaurants in nine of South Africa's provinces - Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northern Province, North West and Northern Cape.


McDonald's® level of commitment.

The company has trained and employed over 6000 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew.

South Africa is one of the most successful markets in McDonald's international history. A record was set when South Africa opened 30 restaurants in just 23 months, at one stage opening 10 restaurants in 78 days. McDonald's has already invested more than R750-million directly into the South African economy and we are commited to the success of the South African market.

The company has trained and employed over 7500 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew.

McDonald's is renowned for its training throughout the world. South African crew members receive comprehensive training in restaurants across the country. The company has trained and employed over 6000 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew.

Currently more than 97% of all food served in McDonald's restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers to McDonald's highest quality standards. All of McDonald's SA restaurants are approved by the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust.


McDonald's and the Environment

McDonald's is absolutely committed to preserving and protecting the environment. We realise that to be a business leader, we must be an environmental leader, too. McDonald's is committed to taking a total "life cycle" approach to solid waste.

 

When it comes to protecting endangered tropical rain forests, McDonald's maintains a strict policy against buying beef from rain forest lands. These are only some of the initiatives McDonald's takes in helping to protect our environment. For more information on McDonald's environmental efforts, check out McDonald's and the Environment at www.mcdonalds.com