Westlife Development Limited, the Master Franchisee of McDonald's restaurants in South & West India, entered the historical city of Belagavi
Westlife Development Limited, the Master Franchisee of McDonald's restaurants in South & West India, entered the historical city of Belagavi by opening the first Gold Standard Drive-Thru (GSDT) in North-Western Karnataka and the 80th restaurant in South India. McDonald's operates through various formats and brand extensions including standalone restaurants, drive-thru's, 24/7, McDelivery, Web and Mobile ordering, Breakfasts and dessert Kiosks.
The new McDonald's Gold Standard Drive-Thru restaurant is strategically located at the KLE campus on the Civil Hospital Road attracting residential, educational institution and offices in the vicinity along with public in transit. The restaurant is spaciously spread across 4,500 sq. ft and can accommodate 65 guests on the ground floor and 60 guests on the first floor, which includes a separate area for birthday party celebrations with seating for up to 35 guests.
Ranjit Paliath, Vice President, Business Operations, McDonald's India (West & South) said, "We are excited to launch our first GSDT restaurant in the educational hub of Karnataka. Belagavi is celebrated for being the second administrative capital of the state of Karnataka. McDonald's is dedicated to understanding the cultural sensitivities of vegetarians in India and as a result, we have segregated vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooking and serving areas at our restaurants. Additionally, we do not serve pork or beef items in India and ensure that most of our sauces, including mayonnaise and even our Soft Serves are 100 per cent vegetarian."
"Over the years, McDonald's has partnered with its suppliers to build a best-in-class supply chain in India. Currently, in the South region, we are locally sourcing key ingredients such as buns, lettuce, patties, fish and poultry items. Belagavi, as a market, holds tremendous potential for growth and we look forward to building our brand as well as strengthening our relationship with the customers, suppliers and employees in this region." Paliath added.