Mandeni Municipality Mayor, Sphesihle Zulu officially opened McDonald’s Mandeni branch on the 2nd of October 2018. McDonald’s is one of the leading fast food outlets in the world and among the highly recognizable brands in its industry.
The move by McDonald’s to invest and have a branch at Mandeni was lauded by the Mayor citing that it will send a message to other big corporations that Mandeni is an investor friendly zone.
“This will help in sending a message to other investors that Mandeni is conducive for business and is investor friendly. Having McDonald’s in our town has already brought about employment opportunities and skills development” said Zulu.
According to McDonald’s General Manager, Prashan Maharaj, the symbiotic relationship between Mandeni and McDonald’s has already started yielding results with a number of young people undergoing skills development projects and being given employment opportunities.
“We felt strongly about McDonalds will do well as a brand and the community will support us and we can obviously support the community by offering employment, training and development as well.”