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McDonald's to open first franchise in Vietnam

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Tired of Pho and Bun Bo? Then try a burger. That is the message from McDonald’s to the Vietnamese.

The world’s largest fast food chain has announced it will open its first establishment in Vietnam next year.

The franchise – in Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon – has been awarded to a venture capital firm run by the son-in-law of the Communist-ruled country’s prime minister.

It is not a case of nepotism apparently as Vietnamese-American Henry Nguyen, has experience having worked in a McDonald’s as a teenager when he was growing up in the US.

The company is coming rather late to Vietnam as KFC, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut and Starbucks already operate there.