Mcdonald's Malaysia to invest RM200 mln to open 36 new outlets in Sabah by 2030

KOTA KINABALU: McDonald's Malaysia is targeting to open 36 new restaurants in Sabah by 2030, which is expected to involve an investment of more than RM200 million.

Managing director and local operating partner, Datuk Azmir Jaafar said there are 16 McDonald's outlets in Sabah at present that have provided job opportunities for 1,600 people.

Azmir said the opening of the new outlets will create 5,000 job opportunities for the entire state, including Kota Kinabalu as well as in small towns such as Kudat, Tuaran, Telupid, Putatan, and Kota Belud.

"Besides that, two more new restaurants will be opened in Tawau," he said in a media briefing after a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between McDonald's Malaysia and Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) today (August 18).

The ceremony also saw the officiating of the McDonald's Jalan Sulaman restaurant's "drive-thru" by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as well as a zakat contribution of RM100,000 to the Sabah Islamic Board. (MUIS).

On the MoU, Azmir said it involves the collaboration with KKIP Sdn Bhd for the acquisition of 1.6 hectares of land owned by KKIP for the construction of manufacturing facilities, warehouses and delivery centres that function as a comprehensive food hub that caters to the operations of the quick service restaurant in East Malaysia.

He said the prominent suppliers involved Bimbo QSR for bun and bread supplies, Tyson Foods for food supplies such as vegetables and protein products like nuggets and meat slices, and HAVI Logistics as the main distribution company, providing facilities for supply delivery.

"The three suppliers have been partners of McDonald's Malaysia and McDonald's at global level," said Azmir. --BERNAMA

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