- The global fast food joint will be shutting down 169 outlets
- These outlets are spread across North and East India
- 43 of the 55 McDonald's outlets in Delhi shut shop on June 29th
At present, McDonald's runs close to 430 outlets across the country out of which CPRL takes care of the northern and the eastern belt. Hardcastle Restaurants is the company franchise for McDonald's in the Southern and the Western region.
McDonald's India is currently looking for a new partner to continue its business in the concerned outlets spanned across North and East India. However, how long the process will take is unclear.
As for now, the shutdown has stirred a wave of anxiety and resentment among McDonald's lovers and loyalists. Having no clarity on the revival of their nearest fast-food joint is vexing many. "They are saying that within a fortnight these existing outlets will disappear. Will McDonald's be able to find a new partner in a span of 15 days? I don't think so. It's sad that they are closing down," a student from Indraprastha University told IANS.
Inputs from IANS
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