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Eastern Indonesia’s robust growth attracts McDonald’s to focus on region

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

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Makassar, South Sulawesi   /   Thu, November 7, 2019   /  04:34 pm
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Business growth stories in eastern Indonesia provinces have attracted major franchises to expand there, including American fast food giant McDonald's. The company’s Indonesian arm, which operates under PT Rekso Nasional Food, announced last Friday that it would open a McDonald’s in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi, as part of its large-scale plan to open outlets in other eastern Indonesia cities. Gowa, a two-hour drive from South Sulawesi’s capital of Makassar, has seen its economy grow aggressively in past years, led by agriculture, trade and construction.  The McDonald’s in Gowa will be one of two outlets the company will have opened in the past couple of months, as well as the company’s sixth outlet in the province. McDonald’s Indonesia operational director Laksmi Zasmiati said the company was compelled to expand beyond Makas...