McDonalds eyes Rwanda incursion

Rwanda  and McDonaldsAmerican fast-food company McDonalds is set to open doors in Rwanda.

A group of McDonalds officials from the South Africa branch are currently in the country to evaluate the prospects and meet with potential partners for the undertaking.

Speaking to reporters after the launch of a five-day training camp for potential investment partners organized by McDonalds, Ministry of Trade and Industry officials explained that in order to do business with McDonalds, investment partners are required to posses between US$50,000 and US$100,000 starting capital, and adherence to the companies rules, standards and regulations.

Basing on statistics and evidence from the other ten international branches, partnering with McDonalds virtually guarantees profit and favorable returns on investment, owing to the global popularity and appeal of the fast-food mega-franchise.

The five-day training session was organized by the Private Sector Federation in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and financial support from the government of Japan.


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Fabrice Ndaka is a Working Partner and Contributor to RwandaEye. A post-graduate from Oxford University (Said Business School), he is a financial consultant. Fabrice also contributes articles to Financial Magazines in Europe and Africa.

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  1. Dave says:

    MacDonalds are in 123 countries. I hope Rwanda is not the 124th…

  2. Spencer says:

    This would mark the 11th country outside of the US for McDonald’s?? Really? That figure is a little off.

  3. Stephane K. says:

    How do you get in contact with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to become a potential investor or buyer? I’m only interested in owning a McDonald franchise.

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