McDonald's to hire 70 new staff members in 2019

Arcos Dorados, the biggest independent franchiser of McDonald's in the world, says it plans to offer 70 new jobs in Trinidad and Tobago this year.

"We are proud to be recognised as one of the companies that generates more job opportunities for young people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. We entrust our business to them, from ensuring our quality standards to providing an extraordinary experience to the millions of customers we serve across the region every day," McDonald’s market supervisor Kalifa Duncan said in a statement Tuesday,

McDonald's ditching plastic straws from next month

As part of McDonald’s initiative to use its scale to contribute to positive changes in the communities where it operates, Arcos Dorados - McDonald’s franchisee in Latin America and the Caribbean- will cease to offer plastic straws in its 2,100 restaurants across the region, from October 31st, 2018.

Straws will be provided only for those customers who expressly request them.

The company says that for now, straws will still be available at the drive-thru.

McDonald's brings joy to children in closing days of school vacation

McDonald’s, Cipriani Boulevard, was transformed into a family fun zone on Friday 24th August for its grand Family Day event hosted by popular entertainer Tim Tim.

As the school holidays near a close, children and their families at the event enjoyed the special experience and participated in creative activities such as a mini fishing pond, Minute to Win It, sketch art, face painting, balloon art and games.

The Family Day was free to the public, and patrons revelled in the festive atmosphere with music and tasty meals.

WASA attendant charged with murder of McDonald's manager

A 21-year-old WASA attendant appeared in court today charged with the murder of McDonald's restaurant manager Ashmeed Mohammed.

According to information from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service's Twitter account, Israel Jabari Durant of Chaconia Drive, Morvant was charged on Tuesday for the murder of Mohammed.

He was arrested at his workplace in St Helena last week Thursday by officers of the homicide bureau of investigations.

Durant faces additional charges of firearm possession, possession of ammunition and robbery with aggravation.

McDonald's Cipriani Boulevard branch to remain closed indefinitely following manager's murder

The Operations Manager at McDonald's Trinidad and Tobago, Kalifa Duncan says the Cipriani Boulevard restaurant will remain closed until further notice, as staff mourn the passing of its manager Ashmeed Mohammed.

Mohammed was shot dead at the branch last night.

Duncan issued the following statement on Monday:

"At McDonald's we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague Ashmeed.

Our hearts are with his loved ones.

McDonald's manager shot dead at workplace

The manager of a McDonald's fast food outlet has been shot and killed at his workplace.

Reports indicate that shortly after midnight, Ashmeed Mohammed, the manager of the restaurant's Cipriani Boulevard outlet was ambushed by a gunman.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing several loud explosions.

Police late discovered Mohammed lying in a pool of blood.

Reports suggest he was shot three times.

A motive for the murder is yet to be established.