McDonald’s India on Thursday announced the launch of its first all-female drive-thru restaurant in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat.

This new restaurant, operated by Westlife Development, the franchise partner of McDonald’s India, is located close to the Statue of Unity.

To run the drive-thru restaurant, Westlife Development employed 28 women from nearby villages, according to a statement released by the franchise partner.

With this launch, Westlife now operates 45 McDonald’s restaurants in Gujarat.

Smita Jatia, Managing Director of Westlife Development, said, “We are honored to launch our first all-female drive-thru restaurant in Ekta Nagar, the land of the prestigious Statue of Unity. We believe this initiative will allow us to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion and community building, bringing more local women into the workforce. The female crew who run this restaurant have been trained in accordance with FSSAI guidelines on all safety, hygiene and other procedures required at the restaurant.

Westlife Development, through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd, holds the franchise to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in the West and South Indian markets. It operates 326 McDonald’s restaurants in 47 cities in the region.

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