In fact, McDonald’s today opened its first all-female drive-thru in Gujarat, India, near the famous Unity Statue. It will be the 45th popular fast food restaurant in Gujarat, with 28 local women hired to run the establishment, per The economic period. One of the franchise developers said, âWe believe this initiative will allow us to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as fostering communities, attracting more local women into the workforce.â , according to the publication.
This should come as no surprise since the beloved fast food chain announced that it was making it easier to own a franchise and more accessible to other parts of the globe last year. Whereas The Wall Street Journal recently noted the chain’s upcoming and unwelcome changes to its franchise policy, McDonald’s is retaining at least part of its original agreement by continuing to open restaurants as needed.
While we may not know what the future of McDonald’s will look like, they are currently trying to make jobs available to people and, in this case, women who need them. While it might start with a franchise, it’s a step in the right direction for society as a whole.