Popular fast food chain Mc Donalds India has planned to open up to 50 outlets per year. The fast food chain aims to cross the 250 outlet market in the West and South India in the next three years.

Amit Jatia, vice hairman of Hardcastle Restaurants and spearheads the McDonalds operations said that it has about 140 outlets in the region and will touch 160 by the year end. Jatia said that there are plans to open 35 to 50 outlets, crossing the 250 mark in three years time with the total investment of Rs. 500 crore.

Jatia attended the opening ceremony of the first McDonalds restaurant in Coimbatore and said that the company’s focus on the southern market has been very strong this year. While talking about the expansion plans in the state of Tamil Nadu, Jatia said that it aims to open about 30 to 35 stores in 3 to 4 years.

Along with the expansion plans, the company will also be hiring nearly 2,000 to 2,500 employees in the entire South India. The vice chairman of the company refused to share the financial details of the company. Jatia was also asked if the campaigns related to the junk food affect the sales of the restaurant, to which he said that McDonalds makes sure that it provides quality food.