IPOH – The first and oldest McDonald’s outlet in Perak will close at the end of this month after about 30 years in operation.Opened in the late 1980s, the outlet in Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakry is set to close on Nov 30.
During a check by The Star, an employee, who declined to be named, said: “All of us have already been informed about it.
“A meeting will be held to discuss the matter further,” she said, adding that no reasons were given for the closure.
“We’ve also been told that we’ll be transferred to other outlets.”
Housewife Low Yin Fong, in her 30s, was saddened when she heard about the news.
“It used to be one of my favourite hangouts with friends during my school days,” she said.
“My late uncle also used to take me and my cousins there for breakfast when we were younger.”
Low said the outlet was unique as it was located in a colonial-style building.
“I don’t think there are many outlets like this,” she said.
“I think I’ll go back there for one last meal before it closes,” she added.
Trader S.K. Lim, 46, said there were not many fast food outlets in Ipoh back then.
“Eating at McDonald’s was considered a luxury.
“I used to take my family to dine there once a month when my children were still young.
“My two children liked to go there. They particularly enjoyed playing in the ‘pool of balls’ on the first floor,” he said.
“It has been ages since I last stepped foot there. McDonald’s can be found everywhere now,” he added. – The Star Online