Posted March 07, 2019 12:20:14In an interview with ABC Radio Melbourne’s Good Morning Melbourne program on Tuesday, McDonald’s Australia CEO David Murray said he was confident the chain was going to start serving customers in Australia within the next year or two.
Mr Murray said the chain had been in discussions with the state about opening a restaurant in Victoria for some time, but he said it was just a matter of getting the approvals and the paperwork to go ahead.
He said the company was in discussions about the idea of a franchisee based in the Melbourne CBD.
“We are talking to the State Government and we are looking at all the options and we’ll probably do it in 2019 or 2020,” he said.
“It is a very exciting time to be an Australian business.”
People are going to want to go to McDonald’s for many reasons.””
But there are some things we need to get the right approvals to do, particularly with regard to the way in which the franchisee is going to be managed.
“Mr Murray also said the franchise would be run by a third party, rather than an individual who had already had a McDonald’s franchise.”
The franchisee has been the big part of that for us, he has been there for 20 years,” he told Good Morning.”
He has done a lot of work with the franchisees.
We have been very fortunate to have him.”‘
This is our future’McDonald’s Australia chief executive David Murray says the company’s future in Australia hinges on opening a McDonalds restaurant in the CBD.
Read more”We’ve got a very good relationship with the city of Melbourne.
We are looking forward to opening a franchise in the city, and we have a good relationship there.
“There are some opportunities for us in the future to expand to other parts of Melbourne, and obviously we are keen to expand our footprint here in Australia.”
Mr Turnbull has previously said he had made a decision about whether the restaurant would be in Melbourne but would not provide a timetable for when the restaurant might open.
“I am not going to get into the details of the discussions that we have,” Mr Murray said.