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How Much is a McDonald's Big Mac in Africa

McDonald's Big Mac in Africa

Africa Fast Food

In 1995, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa, today there are over 200 restaurants across South Africa adding to a booming Africa fast food economy. January 2108, in South Africa a Big Mac will cost 30 rand or $2.17 US dollars.

In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa
In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa

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How Much is a McDonald's Big Mac in Africa; with rapid African urbanization, booming population growth and up and coming economies, McDonald's has restaurants in 6 out of 54 African countries. Africa fast food industry is growing fast.

Of course, there is a McDonald's in Africa. Africa fast food economy is a money fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in South Africa first opened on November 11, 1995, Morocco McDonald’s first opened on December 18, 1992, Egypt McDonald’s first opened on October 20, 1994, Mauritius McDonald’s first opened on July 4, 2001, Tunisia first McDonald’s opened on January 3, 2018 and Kenya first McDonald’s is set to open August 2018.

South Africa is a middle-income African country with an abundant natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world. In the middle income country of South Africa, a cheeseburger happy meal costs 33 rand or $2.71 US dollars, McCafe 22.50 rand or $2.10 US dollars and a jalapeno chicken sandwich will cost you 41 rand or $3.37 US dollars.

McDonald's menu items such as salads, hotcakes, chicken, burgers, oatmeal, english muffins, fries and McCafe and tea taste just the same in South Africa as they do in New York. Besides a few local favorites such as the McDonald's South Africa Boerie Burger and a side of fresh corn, the menu would be recognizable to any traveler. McDonald's success is consistency, yes McDonald's is the same the world over, even in Africa. The favorite menu item, McDonald's South African Boerie Burger, is a beef boerewors flavored meat patty, smothered in ketchup, mustard and grilled onions. Boerewors is a type of sausage originating in South Africa and is an important part of South African food history.
McDonald's South African Boerie Burger cost 22 rand or $1.81 US dollars

McDonald's South African Boerie Burger cost 22 rand or $1.81 US dollars

All McDonald’s restaurants are certified Halaal by the Muslim Judicial council. South Africa’s population is Black 80.2%, White 8.4%, Colored 8.8%, Indian and Asian 2.5%. South Africa’s religious population is Protestant 36.6%, other Christian 36%, Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 1.5%, Other 2.3%, Unspecified 1.4%, and None 15.1%. Today there are over 200 restaurants in all nine provinces across South Africa; Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape.

The South African rand is the currency of South Africa. McDonald’s restaurants are a natural fit in South Africa since the beef, poultry, and dairy industry are agricultural financial powerhouses. Beef industry is a major employer in South Africa, stock farming is one of the only viable agricultural activity in a large part of the country were 27% of the population is unemployed. According to McDonald's South Africa website, McDonald's employs over 10,000 people across 1,600 miles miles or 2,500 kilometres of South Africa.

Did you know?
Colored is a term used in South Africa, including on the national census, for persons of mixed race ancestry.

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