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McDonalds Successful India Menu

McDonalds Successful India Menu

McDonalds (MCD) is probably the best-run public restaurant chain in history.  They’ve always done well in terms of employee training, keeping costs low, marketing etc., but recently their big victories have been in overseas expansion. 

McDonalds recently announced a big India expansion, which is mind-blowing when you consider the fact that India is a vegetarian country.  McDonalds has built a primarily veggie-lover’s menu, with only a few exceptions, such as the Chicken Mahraja Mac

The menu in India has absolutely no beef or pork on it, in deference to the local belief that cows are sacred animals.  McDonalds ability to adapt to this meat-less culture is extraordinary when you consider the fact that they are best known as the chain that sells billions of hamburgers a year.  Just as the company does everywhere they go, they give the Indian people what they want and do it better than almost anyone else.

Business for McDonalds India is booming, with 35% sales growth in 2008, and a similar expaction for 2009.  According to The Economic Times, McDonalds plans to open around 190 stores by 2015, which would more than double the current store count of 157.

They plan to employ over 12,000 people vs. the 5000 employees currently serving the chain around that country.  McDonalds India is represented with outlets in 30 different Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. 

Should the human race one day succeed in colonizing another planet or galaxy, you can count on the fact that there will shortly after be a thriving McDonalds wherever that may be.

Sources:

McDonalds India Expansion (Economic Times)

McDonalds Menu Items in India (IndiaMarks.com)

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  1. Dinosaur Trader commented on May 26

    I think they’re wasting the name McPuff on that little pizza ball… they should start selling cigarettes instead.

    -DT

  2. Dinosaur Trader commented on May 26

    I think they’re wasting the name McPuff on that little pizza ball… they should start selling cigarettes instead.

    -DT

  3. Dinosaur Trader commented on May 26

    I think they’re wasting the name McPuff on that little pizza ball… they should start selling cigarettes instead.

    -DT

  4. Joshua M Brown commented on May 26

    McPuff is also the name of Sean Combs’ long-lost Irish great ancestor

    lol

  5. Joshua M Brown commented on May 26

    McPuff is also the name of Sean Combs’ long-lost Irish great ancestor

    lol

  6. Joshua M Brown commented on May 26

    McPuff is also the name of Sean Combs’ long-lost Irish great ancestor

    lol

  7. Tina commented on Jun 01

    Hey, mc donald’s has newly introduced Mcnuggets and i totally loved it. I saw the TVC of it and found it dam interesting. I loved the ‘stylum’ funda. Its coz of the ad i went to the outlet to taste how actually they are! its probably the yummiest thing on the charts of Mc Donald’s currently. It’s so healthy, so affordable, and so tasty and the best part is, it’s not at all oily.
    has anybody tried it??

  8. Tina commented on Jun 01

    Hey, mc donald’s has newly introduced Mcnuggets and i totally loved it. I saw the TVC of it and found it dam interesting. I loved the ‘stylum’ funda. Its coz of the ad i went to the outlet to taste how actually they are! its probably the yummiest thing on the charts of Mc Donald’s currently. It’s so healthy, so affordable, and so tasty and the best part is, it’s not at all oily.
    has anybody tried it??

  9. Tina commented on Jun 01

    Hey, mc donald’s has newly introduced Mcnuggets and i totally loved it. I saw the TVC of it and found it dam interesting. I loved the ‘stylum’ funda. Its coz of the ad i went to the outlet to taste how actually they are! its probably the yummiest thing on the charts of Mc Donald’s currently. It’s so healthy, so affordable, and so tasty and the best part is, it’s not at all oily.
    has anybody tried it??

  10. aastha commented on Jun 08

    Mcnuggets, is the yummiest thing ive tasted since past few mnths. Its i guess the best entry ever happnd in the food category acc to me. I love them. They are so non-oily, soft, tasty and also wrth for its value. i feel 9 are also not enough to satisfy my taste-buds. if u ppl havnt tried…u cant b missing on it!! go get a bite, i bet ull love it.

  11. aastha commented on Jun 08

    Mcnuggets, is the yummiest thing ive tasted since past few mnths. Its i guess the best entry ever happnd in the food category acc to me. I love them. They are so non-oily, soft, tasty and also wrth for its value. i feel 9 are also not enough to satisfy my taste-buds. if u ppl havnt tried…u cant b missing on it!! go get a bite, i bet ull love it.

  12. aastha commented on Jun 08

    Mcnuggets, is the yummiest thing ive tasted since past few mnths. Its i guess the best entry ever happnd in the food category acc to me. I love them. They are so non-oily, soft, tasty and also wrth for its value. i feel 9 are also not enough to satisfy my taste-buds. if u ppl havnt tried…u cant b missing on it!! go get a bite, i bet ull love it.

  13. magan commented on Jun 15

    mae a plan to open a branch of mcdonald near hardwar too……..

  14. magan commented on Jun 15

    mae a plan to open a branch of mcdonald near hardwar too……..

  15. magan commented on Jun 15

    mae a plan to open a branch of mcdonald near hardwar too……..

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