McDonald’s Malaysia is being severely affected by the boycott initiated by citizens over the fast food chains’ American roots due to the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict.
A common practice in Malaysia is whenever actions by the US to support Israel or anti-Muslims are announced, locals will either take to the streets to protest or boycott American-linked businesses. In the past, Malaysians have boycotted, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and even Caltex.
However, despite McDonald’s supporting humanitarian aid in Gaza, the largest food chain in the country is facing a damaging impact with the ongoing boycott.
In a statement, the local franchise owner said the action to boycott is affecting over 21,000 workers who are mostly Muslims.