BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McDonald’s in Latin America celebrates more than one million guests touring its kitchens in a program that provides a peek behind the counter for customers to learn firsthand how their favorite meals are prepared.
The “Puertas Abiertas”, or “Open Doors”, program was launched in April 2014 in Mexico and brings greater transparency to the dining experience by enabling kids and parents to see the quality and care that goes into their McDonald’s meals. Last month, the tours finished rolling out to all 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries with restaurants operated by Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee. National “Puertas Abiertas” days were held, attracting thousands of visitors in a single day, to explore McDonald's kitchens as well as make YouTube testimonials.
“We are so proud one million guests have visited our kitchens, and seen for themselves how our food is cooked, the quality of our ingredients, and the care that goes into every burger, french fry and salad,” said Woods Staton, CEO of Arcos Dorados.
The Open Doors tour of McDonald's kitchens shows how food is stored and prepared, what happens behind the counter and in the kitchen, and how team members make sure that customers get exactly what they ordered. Guests are also encouraged to visit the farms that grow McDonald’s produce and the ranches that raise McDonald’s beef.
About Arcos Dorados
Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the largest quick service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates or franchises 2,120 McDonald’s-branded restaurants with over 95,000 employees serving approximately 4.3 million customers a day, as of June 30, 2015. Recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America, Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com