McDonald’s bids farewell to another country

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 25. 10:07

McDonald’s has made an unexpected decision: it is terminating its agreement with its franchise partner in Sri Lanka, which has led to the closure of 12 fast food restaurants in the country. According to the company’s lawyer, Sanath Wijewardane, the parent company made this decision because of standards issues.

Although the agreement was terminated on Wednesday, the fast food restaurants remained open for a few more days before closing for good. However, McDonald’s left open the possibility of returning to the country with a new franchise partner.

Abans, the local partner, declined to comment on the matter. It is worth mentioning that McDonald’s and Abans formed a partnership way back in 1998, but now this relationship has ended permanently.

According to local media, McDonald’s has taken Abans to court with allegations of poor sanitation. This development further strengthens McDonald’s decision to terminate the relationship with the franchise partner.

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