The Jakarta Post
The McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Kuta Beach, Badung regency, Bali, will bid farewell on Tuesday after 20 years of operation on the popular tourist island.
A flyer posted by the management at the outlet’s entrance has gone viral on social media. “Thank you for carving stories with McDonald’s Kuta Beach for 20 years,” it says, adding that the store will close at 9 p.m. local time.
Badung Industry and Manpower Agency head Ida Bagus Oka Dirga said no employees would be laid off, according to the store’s operational unit.
“The employees will be reassigned to McDonald’s stores throughout Bali,” Ida said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.
Badung Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head I Gusti Ketut Suryanegara said that he would deploy a team to guard the outlet on Tuesday to anticipate people flocking to the store for a final tribute, as happened at the McDonald’s Sarinah in Jakarta recently.
“We will just patrol, with one team monitoring there,” Gusti said, adding that the management would not hold any special events.
Kuta resident Febri said he was saddened by the plan because the store had been his go-to place for years.
“There are lots of [memories]. It has been my hangout place since elementary school because it’s near my house, and it has a nice beach view,” he said.