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McDonald’s Has Changed Its Name in China to 'Golden Arches'

McDonald’s Has Changed Its Name in China to 'Golden Arches'

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McDonald’s in China has officially changed its name from McDonald’s to Golden Arches in a move that will apparently not affect branding.

According to CNN Money, McDonald’s locations in China have officially changed their name to Golden Arches. The moniker is in reference to large yellow M in the McDonald’s logo, and the term has been used for ages to refer to the chain.

A McDonald’s spokesperson told the news outlet that the name change from Maidanglao, a loose transliteration of the English name McDonald’s, to Jingongmen, meaning Golden Arches, will only apply to the fast food giant’s business registration and that the branding will stay the same.

The name change has occurred after McDonald’s U.S. parent firm sold most of its Chinese businesses to a Chinese consortium. The chain is reportedly attempting to open even more stores in China and South Korea.

Chinese McDonald’s locations are not the only brand that is called something else outside of the States. There are at least 10 food and drinks brands that are called something totally different abroad.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.


McDonald’s China business name changes to ‘Jin Gong Men’

Although the business name of McDonald's China has changed, the name of the restaurants is unaffected.

McDonald’s China Co. has changed its name to “Jin Gong Men Co,” which roughly translates to “Golden Arches,” after CITIC Capital and Carlyle Group took over the franchise, Caixin has reported.

The company confirmed that the change was made to meet the need of its business development. Daily operations, including the food safety standard and operational process, as well as the name of the restaurants will remain the same.

Registration records show that the company changed the name on October 12. And there are also some changes regarding its investors.

Jin Gong Men Management Co. joined as a new investor on August 24, while McDonald’s China dropped out.

Previously in 2016, the CITIC Group and Carlyle Group purchased the 20-year franchise of McDonald’s China for US$2.08 billion.

The CITIC Group has secured 52% of the new company’s shares, while the Carlyle Group holds 28%.