McDonald’s in Vietnam

McDonald's in Vietnam

Vietnam’s first McDonald’s has opened in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). It’s the first fast food joint in town to have a motor scooter drive-through window and to stay open around the clock. This is McD’s 10,000th location in Asia. KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Starbuck’s already beat Mickey D’s to Indochina.

The General Director of the Vietnam McDonald’s licensee is Vietnamese-American investor Henry Nguyen, MD (Nguyen Bao Hoang), son-in-law of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.


“McDonald’s Opens in Vietnam, Bringing Big Mac to Fans of Banh Mi,” Mike Ives, New York Times

“McDonald’s comes to Vietnam,” Mark Bowyer, Rusty

“The Fattening of Asia: Golden Arches Expand Over Vietnam,” Tony Sagami, Uncommon Wisdom

‘McDonald’s 34,492 restaurants: where are they?’


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Image (“McDonald’s in Vietnam, after a political poster”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here.  Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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