For Sarah Perez, who is the head of her household, it is a constant struggle to keep up with rising food prices.
Perez lives in Chaguanas with her daughter and two grandchildren.
Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald’s franchisee and operator of the largest quick service restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean, opened its first McDonald’s Dessert Centre segment in T&T on December 31 at Gulf City Mall.
The Dessert Centre offers McDonald’s popular desserts including cones, sundae chocolate, sundae strawberry, sundae caramel, McFlurry Oreo, McFlurry M&M, McFlurry Cadbury and McCafé smoothie flavours mango pineapple, caramel frappe, mocha frappe and strawberry banana. The new Dessert Centre is located near the mall’s food court and the new McDonald’s outlet, which opened in early December.
Jameela Mohammed-Ali, market manager for Arcos Dorados T&T, said: “The past two years have been an incredibly exciting time for Arcos Dorados and the McDonald’s brand in Trinidad. We are happy to bring the new Dessert Centre to our valued customers in time for the New Year.” Arcos Dorados operates approximately 2,157 Dessert Centres in Latin America. T&T is the eighth McDonald’s dessert segment within the Caribbean region.
Arcos Dorados also recently opened its fifth McDonald’s locally, in Gulf City Mall. This opening marked the second in South Trinidad and like all McDonald’s in T&T, the latest Gulf City Mall restaurant has a modern ambience and comfortable seating areas for guests. It includes a state-of-the-art PlayPlace, McDonald’s safe and fun play and activity centre for children.
Collectively, the two South restaurants and Dessert Centre have created approximately 100 jobs in a company that is recognised as one of the leading employers in Latin America, offering flexible hours, opportunities for growth and development, and a very welcoming work environment. The company promotes ongoing professional development through specific training programmes that include customer service and constant growth opportunities.
Known throughout the region as a top employer and good corporate citizen, McDonald’s is committed to serving nutritionally-balanced meals, prepared from the freshest ingredients and handled according to the highest international standards of quality and safety.
McDonald’s serves quality food and provides a variety of menu choices for customers. In line with its nutrition commitment, the company added menu innovations such as calorie, sodium and sugar reductions, a side salad alternative to French Fries, and the Happy Meal now has less than 600 calories and a fourth component of fruit.
“In addition to providing tasty, high-quality food at affordable prices, McDonald’s has an excellent reputation for developing its staff with training and apprenticeship programmes,” Mohammed-Ali added. “We invest valuable time and resources to help young people develop their work experience. This provides them with a terrific opportunity to move up within the company or use their acquired skills to move into other jobs.”