McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, we operate over 200 restaurants in nine of South Africa’s provinces. McDonald’s is renowned for its training throughout the world. We have trained and employed over 10 000 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew. Currently more than 80% of all food served in McDonald’s restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers (according to our highest quality standards). The Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust approves all of our SA restaurants.