McDonald's has signed a cooperative agreement with the government of Yunyan district in Guiyang, Guizhou, to open the first McDonald's restaurant in the province.
Wang Haiming, a senior consultant for McDonald's China's southern area, revealed at the signing ceremony that the company had selected the Fountain commercial area of Guiyang to open the new restaurant, which was expected to be open in the first half of 2009.
McDonald's reportedly planned to enter the Guiyang market three years ago, but the plan was postponed due to site selection reasons.
Wang stated that the company would open at least three McDonald's restaurants in Guiyang within 2009 to provide the best catering services to local customers.
As one of the world's largest fast food chain brands, McDonald's has opened in 119 countries and regions around the world. It has over 1,000 outlets in the Chinese mainland alone.