Upsized: McDonald’s expands in the Emirates



Watch out for your waistlines – McDonald’s is supersizing its retail offering in the UAE.

Its Middle Eastern franchisee, Emirates Fast Food, is set to open 11 new stores across the country.

The move will increase the company’s UAE workforce by 19 per cent, while lifting the total number of McDonald’s outlets in the country to 119.

The announcement from the world’s biggest fast-food restaurant chain follows an influx of burger openings from companies such as Fatburger and Grand Central.

“There’s a big market for burgers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai – it’s the place to open up the burger joint,” said Candice Burje, the regional manager at Grand Central. More info