KUALA LUMPUR: McDonald's Malaysia is aiming to open 450 more restaurants by 2025, thus opening at least another 10,000 job opportunities.
Its managing director and operating partner, Azmir Jaafar said under the new Reza Group's ownership and as part of the company's 10-year growth plan, an amount of RM1.4 billion would be spent for the setting up of the new restaurants.
"As of now, McDonald's has 265 outlets in the country with a total manpower of 12,000 people.
"We are also committed to upgrade other restaurants in the country and has allocated an investment of between RM50 million to RM100 million for the purpose in the next three years," he said, at the McDonalds Bukit Bintang grand opening event here today.
Azmir said the Bukit Bintang outlet, being the first-ever McDonalds restaurant in the country, it was significant to refurbish and transform it with new technologies and innovative customer service concepts.
"Among the new technology introduced at the restaurant is the self-ordering kiosks (SOK) where customers can place their own orders and customise their meals.
"Dual-point service introduced enables customers' orders to be placed through SOK or over the counter, cashless transaction, digital menu boards, high-speed wifi connectivity and also USB mobile charging stations," he said.
Azmir also added that despite the rise in inflation and cost of living, Mcdonald's menu prices had only increased between two to three per cent annually to cover the rising cost of business.
"On the other hand, the national food inflation rate was between 3.5 per cent to 4.5 per cent over the same period.
"We are also committed to keeping our prices as close to street prices as possible and we always benchmark against another popular local food establishment such as hawker stalls and mamak stalls to ensure customers can enjoy meals from as low as RM5.99," he added.
Also present at the event were the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh.