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McDonalds arrives in Rawalpindi

I’ve been hearing rumors of a McDonalds opening here in Islamabad/Rawalpindi for more than 3 years now. Every once in a while, people would get really excited about it and were very sure that this time it was real and everytime, it ended with a no show. It was so weird that when they went to visit Lahore, my friends often brought back a couple of Big Macs or McArabias as a gift. Seems the long wait is finally over for Isb/Rwp dwellers.

Passing by Chaklala this morning, I saw the M sign and Ronald ready to go up next to a building in Jinnah Park (just off the main road that the airport sits on). The opening was confirmed by an ad in the newspaper which stated tomorrow (11th August) as the launch date.

Why such a fuss over a fast food restaurant? Maybe because we in Islamabad (and even Pindi) have little choice when it comes to good food, both fast and slow. Even the big named chains such as KFC suck so much in quality that they’re on my “highly avoidable” list. Lunch is usually worth skipping but it could change with more such speedy foods arriving.

McDonalds was something I despised while in Singapore. The only thing good about it were the fries and the drinks (for some strange reason). Japan was worse since the meat wasn’t Halal, though I often relied on a few large fries with a couple of milkshakes for lunch until it was found out that the fries included beef extract and that they weren’t actually vegeratian.

The big M is one last hope for some decent fries in this area. Hope it meets expectations (and also that it makes its move into Islamabad soon).

36 thoughts on “McDonalds arrives in Rawalpindi

  1. I don’t know why people like KFC and Mac Donalds. I don’t like there food at all. Except for the fries everything else is just below average.

  2. Like the checkmate … I dont like KFC … McDonald … much … apart from french fries 🙂

    The other fast food or similar stuff restaurants in town .. atleast in Islamabad are much better … like Rayyans in F-8 … !

    Anyhow … MD and KFC will find many zinger and mac freaks here too!

    Nice blog.. by the way!

  3. Well, then you guys have seen nothing yet. If all of you are interested in Fries so much, you must try One Potato Two Potato in F-7 Islamabad. Like Karachi and Lahore, they make the best fries out there. I too have heard of people prefering Dainty and Rayyans over McDees and KFCs.

  4. i reaaly hate mcdonalds. these r rubbish except 4 if they should give shakes to drink like the foreigners.

    dats wat i want to say but my mother n my sister really like it.

  5. sir i worked in HOLIDAY-INN HOTEL of ISLAMABAD.SIR NOW I WANT TO JOIN YOUR MC’DONALDS FOR ANY SUITABLE POST.SIR I WORKED IN HOLIDAY-INN IN ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT ALMOST FOR SEVEN MONTHS.
    SIR I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR GOOD REPLY.
    THANKING YOU.
    SYED RIZWAN ALI ZAIDI.
    CELL NUMBER # 03345089805.
    SIR MY QUALIFICATION IS B.Sc.sir please tell to me your e-mail address i will send to you my photograph and my C.V.
    I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR GOOD REPLY.

  6. sir i don’t know my way of getting job is right or wrong but sir it is my burning desire to join your MC’DONALDS in RWP/ISLAMABAD.
    SIR I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR GOOD REPLY.
    THANKING YOU.
    SYED RIZWAN ALI ZAIDI.
    CELL NUMBER # 03345089805.

  7. Dear sir,
    we are all friends exited to see mcdonalds in Rawalpindi.sir you didn,t add the jobs description in the web.i m one of them interusted in job. i m graduate and 35yrs old.would you like to write me about any job here.

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  9. this is great that mcdonald’s has finally arrived in the twin cities. now we can actually get some quality fast food. kfc has no variety and u get sick of the zinger burger. god bless mcdonald’s!!!

  10. Hi Sohail,

    I’m sorry you feel that way and I would try to talk you out of it, but it is your decision. If you’re sure this is what you want, then best of luck.

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  13. No doubt big M has especiality in taste and also big hope for young jobseeker also ,i am also one of them ,
    i have done BSC and recently doing job in American IT health company as computer operator.i want to do as part time job in MCDONALDS..so please keep touch with me through my email id.
    Regards,
    Asim Saleem
    0333-3527795

  14. Hello
    I did my master in Economic in 2003. Since then i m doing a job. recently i m working as assistant Manager Admin ( Rosha Garments) Abbottabad.
    if I have been found eligble for any reasonable job in ur organization plz let me know. I prove to be very useful to u.
    My Cell no is 0314-5354302.
    farukhjaved1981@hotmail.com

  15. i would like to do work with u sir i was cashier in AFC in fsd for 1 year and iam searching a job in any fast food

  16. Dear sir, I have nearly 8 months experience of data entry. Due to study I have left the job before 4 months. Now, I give my kind services to your famous and respectable fast food restaurant.Plese give me a chance. I will wait for your reply.Kamran HussainPhone# 0331-5265405, 0343-5304549

  17. I am Superintedent Nationl Defence University and looking for a part time time particularly in Administration

  18. I am Superintendent National Defence university, Islamabad and i am looking for a part time job particularly in Administration. My contact no. is 0321-5113546

  19. Sir your services are very good and improving day by day. actully sir i did graduation and i have no job so i want to present my services for McDonalds. plz call me # 0346-5392586

  20. Have peace every one you…Being a part McFamily the quality standards and working environment are matchless. and those who dont like fast food means dont like quality food at My McDonalds.Have a Good Day Everyone………(M.Ahsan)03335614132

  21. Have peace every one….Being a part of McFamily the quality standards, procedures and working environments at McDonalds Resturants are matchless.Have a Good Day!!!!!! (M.Ahsan, 03335614132)

  22. there is an undercostrucion building at G T Road gujar khan, (havig parking facility, situated in gujar khan) which is highly suitable for ur businebss it is worthy to note that a lot of hotels and fast food points r running very well

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