Acting General Manager of Makan Ceria, Nimewirnah Haji Hanafi (R) presenting a mock cheque to Assistant Director as Acting Assistant Managing Director YSHHB on behalf of Acting Chief Executive Officer DANA, Muhammad Hazmi Rafie Haji Hassan at McDonald’s, Gadong. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

McDonald’s Brunei handed over a total of $14,300.21 to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) in conjunction with McDonald’s Brunei’s 27th anniversary.

The donations are collected from McDonald’s customers in the past year through contribution boxes placed at the restaurant’s outlets in Gadong and Jerudong Park Playground counters

A mock cheque was presented by Acting General Manager of Makan Ceria Nimewirnah Hj Hanafi to Acting Assistant Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Muhammad Hazmi Rafie Hj Hassan, on behalf of the Acting Chief Executive Officer of DANA.

According to McDonald’s Brunei’s Marketing Manager Filah Salleh, the donation to DANA is an annual donation presented by McDonald’s from its customers since in 2015. 

Over the four years, the donation boxes for DANA have gathered about $70,000 cash.

“Since McDonald’s had its 27th-anniversary last week, we wanted the handover to coincide with it, to show our commitment towards the community,” she added.

The staff of McDonald’s seen happily posing at the counter at the franchise’s outlet. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Speaking further on the 27th anniversary of McDonald’s Brunei, Filah noted the evolution of the franchise since the establishment of its first branch in Gadong in 1992, especially on its image overhaul which came with the branch’s renovations in 2012.

“From the classic blue stool and brown tiled design (of the original first branch), we have grown and expanded so much, most of our crew who started in 1992 are now holding senior and managerial positions,” she added.

A staff of McDonald’s Brunei seen preparing customers’ orders in the kitchen. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Filah further said that with the franchise’s continued growth in the sultanate, it is committed to contributing to the country’s economic growth and providing the nation’s youth with employment.

For continuous improvement of staff’s skills and knowledge, she added, the brand constantly sends them for training locally and abroad particularly to McDonald’s branches in Singapore and Malaysia.

“This is because we’re not just interested in strengthening the brand’s name, we’d also like to play our own part in contributing to the local community,” Filah concluded.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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