Arcos Dorados to Bring the Spirit of the Olympic Games to Latin America

  • Winners of the McDonald’s Olympics Kids Program competition will play an active part in the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • McDonald’s will offer the teams and athletes their favorite items from the McDonald’s menu at the Olympic Village.

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay--()--Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, is ready to bring the spirit of the Olympic Games to the 20 countries in which it operates in Latin America. Since 1976, McDonald’s has been the official sponsor of the Olympic Games, a longstanding relationship which is the result of sharing the same values as this major sporting event: excellence, friendship and respect.

The Olympic party began in April of this year when children from throughout the region took part in the McDonald’s Olympics Kids Program, which was held across the global McDonald’s system. The winners will have the opportunity to play an active role in the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games alongside the best athletes in the world. The opening ceremony will take place in Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracanã Stadium and is expected to be attended by some 80,000 people. The countries that will be sending their winning contestants to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“We are exceedingly proud to give around 150 Arcos Dorados restaurant crew and managers the opportunity to represent McDonald’s during the Olympic Games. Just as the brand has been doing since 1996, we will be serving McDonald’s iconic menu items, such as Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets, at the Olympic Village, alongside local products that we are certain the athletes will love, such as Pão de Queijo and an egg, cheese and bacon sandwich which is very popular in Brazil,” commented Sergio Alonso, CEO of Arcos Dorados.

McDonald’s Brazil has also built a dessert center, which will offer thousands of visitors the opportunity to stay cool while walking around the Barra Olympic Park. The almost 100 McDonald’s restaurants located in the region of Río de Janeiro are ready to receive visitors from around the world, offering them the sandwiches they know and love, as well as a chance to experience Brazil’s incredible local flavors.

For further information, please visit: www.arcosdorados.com

About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee in terms of system-wide 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 over 2,100 McDonald’s branded restaurants with over 90,000 employees and is recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America. Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ARCO). For further information about the Company, please visit the Investors section on our website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir

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Katja Buhrer
katja.buhrer@mbsvalue.com
T: +1 212-661-7004