As part of the Springs Mall grand opening, McDonald’s opened its 250th outlet in partnership with one of its franchisees, Peter Moyanga, who was opening his ninth store.
Moyanga has built his business mainly in the East Rand but also spanning Gauteng province and extending into Mpumalanga.
His story is one that tells of a proud South African focussed on making a difference in the transformation of this country and in the development of business in his local community. 22 years ago he was one of McDonald’s first employees in South Africa and today he is amongst one of the company’s 40 franchisees.
“I have always been an entrepreneur at heart, even when I joined McDonald’s as an employee. Its support in the development of its people, whether franchisees or employees, drew me to the opportunity,” Moyanga said.
McDonald’s SA, which opened its first outlet in South Africa in November 1995, says its newly-built restaurant portrays an updated, modern personality for the company.
“This is a milestone for our business in South Africa,” said Greg Solomon, CEO of McDonald’s SA. “We are proud to be celebrating the opening of our 250th store in a country that we have been creating history in for the past 21 years, a country with a people rich in their culture, pride and a love for good food that is unmatched in the world. What makes this even more special for us; is to celebrate with one of our incredible owner operators, Peter Moyanga, who is opening his ninth McDonald’s restaurant.”