Key Milestones

1996 saw the opening of the first McDonald's™ restaurant in India and since then, there have been numerous milestones for us. Here is a look at the last 17 years and all that was special about them.

1996
First McDonald's™ restaurant opened on Oct. 13, at Basant Lok in New Delhi. It was also the first McDonald's™ restaurant in the world to not serve beef and pork based products
1997
First Drive -Thru restaurant at Noida (UP)
First disabled friendly store at Noida (UP)
1999
First Mall location restaurant at Ansal Plaza (New Delhi)
2000
First highway restaurant at Mathura (UP)
2001
First thematic restaurant at Connaught Place (New Delhi)
2002

The first restaurant in a food court at 3C's, Lajpat Nagar (New Delhi)

The first restaurant at the Delhi Metro Station at Inter State Bus Terminus

The first fundraiser in association with ORBIS and Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye hospital. (Delhi)

2003
The first Dessert Kiosk - Faridabad (Haryana)
2004
McDonald's™ Delivery Service (McDelivery™) introduced in New Delhi Local menu innovations like McAloo Tikki™, McVeggie™ and Pizza McPuff™ exported to Middle East
2006

McDelivery™ on Bicycles flagged off at Chandni Chowk (Delhi) - another first initiative by McDonald's™ India

100th McDonald's™ Restaurant opens in India

10th Year Anniversary

2007

First McDonald's™ open in Eastern Region at Park Street, Kolkata

First restaurant opened at Airport (Domestic Airport at New Delhi)

First 'Made For You' (MFY) restaurant opened at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

2008

First 24 hours McDonald's™ Restaurant opens at Old Delhi Railway Station

Chicken McNuggets® launched in India

2010
The first reimaged (new look) restaurant opened at Ambiance mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
2012

McDonald's™ launches the global singing contest for its restaurant employees - Voice of McDonald's™

Introduces Spice Festival from April - June - Launches Spicy variants (Limited time offer)

New Product Launch - McEgg™

2013

McDonald's™ Celebrates National Breakfast Day

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