McDonald’s Hopes to Open Another 1,500 Restaurants in Asia by 2021

March 31, 2016

The chain eyes growth in the market as a key to its turnaround

With sales in the United States up and the company’s overall outlook improving, McDonald’s is targeting another big push in Asia. On Thursday, Mickey D’s announced “its intent to identify strategic partners who will add value and unlock growth potential in key markets throughout Asia to advance the company’s future growth plans.”

Specifically, the chain hopes to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, Hong Kong, and Korea over the next five years. In a prepared statement, McDonald’s president and chief executive officer Steve Easterbrook confirmed the plans are…