McDonald’s to open its first restaurant in Vietnam

McDonald’s have awarded its first franchise to the son-in-law of the Vietnam prime minister

The fast-food giant is late to join the countries food industry, with brands such as Starbucks, Subway and Pizza Hut already having a store presence. McDonald’s have said it will open its first restaurant early next year in Ho Chi Minh City.

Henry Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American investor and the son-in-law of Vietnam’s prime minister said: “I have dreamed of one day opening a McDonald’s restaurant in my native country ever since my return to Vietnam more than a decade ago. I have been in contact with McDonald’s over the years sharing the opportunity that exists in our country.”