McDonald’s opens its first Gold Standard Drive-Thru in Thrissur

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Thrissur: Westlife Development Ltd., owner of the master franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in South & West India, announced its entry into the cultural capital of Kerala by launching its first Gold Standard Drive-Thru (GSDT) at Thrissur, its fourth outlet in Kerala.

The new McDonald’s restaurant, strategically located at Nadathara in Thrissur, will open its doors for customers on March 29, 2015. The restaurant is well spread out across two levels, covering 2,600 sq. ft. on the ground floor and 1,900 sq. ft. on the first floor and can accommodate seating for up to 130 guests. The restaurant has a separate space for customers looking to hold private birthday party celebrations. The restaurant with ample parking space will be open from 10 am to 11 pm.

Commenting on the launch, Ranjit Paliath, VP – Business Operations, McDonald’s India (West & South) said, “We are excited to launch our first GSDT restaurant in Thrissur, a city synonymous as the cultural, commercial and business hub of Kerala which offers great opportunity to grow our brand. McDonald’s commitment is to deliver a convenient, modern and exciting dining out experience with quality food and drinks. McDonald’s has been a pioneer in the QSR industry by serving its customers for close to two decades and is proud to offer wholesome & delicious meal options.”

“Over the years, McDonald’s has partnered with its suppliers to build a best-in-class supply chain in India. Currently, in the South, we are locally sourcing key ingredients such as buns, lettuce, patties, piri-piri spice, fish and poultry items. The Southern region holds tremendous potential for growth and we look forward to building our brand as well as strengthening our relationship with our customers, suppliers & employees in this region”, he added.

The drive-thru restaurant at Thrissur reflects best-in-class design and offers a range of amenities and services unique to McDonald’s restaurants around the world, such as free Wi-Fi Internet access, cashless service and ample parking for customers who opt to dine-in as against using the drive-thru. The restaurant will employ a team of 40-50 people who have been locally hired and trained to manage operations and provide world-class service to customers.

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