Fast-food company McDonald’s India has collaborated with Paytm to distribute hygienic food to healthcare workers in Mumbai
McDonald’s said in statement “To express its gratitude towards healthcare workers, who are risking their lives in these times of health crisis in the country, burger chain McDonald’s India in collaboration with digital payments platform, Paytm distributed approximately 600 McDonald’s burgers to healthcare workers at Cooper Hospital, Juhu, Mumbai”
Commenting on the initiative, Director-marketing and communications McDonald’s (West and South), Arvind RP said “We thank Paytm for this partnership. These frontline workers are the real heroes who are selflessly working through this crisis to keep us and our families safe. This is just a small gesture to show our solidarity and support for them. We are deeply indebted to these health care workers and salute them for their efforts”
On the other hand vice president of Paytm, Siddharth Pandey said “The two companies distributed food packages on April 12th, in a safe and contactless manner, ensuring the practice of social distancing, McDonald’s said. “It is heartening to see everyone pool in resources to fight for a common cause. We are happy that McDonald’s is working with us on this great initiative. The healthcare professionals fighting on the frontlines of this battle against COVID-19 need all the support they can get during these extraordinary times. We will always be in debt for the exceptional service they are doing for humankind. This is the least we can do for them. We will keep on adding cities where we will supply these kits”
McDonald’s India, which is a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation USA, is managed by Westlife Development through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants in west and south Indian markets. The company claims to have partnered with multiple NGOs and organizations to serve about 10,000 frontline workers, daily-wage earners and slum dwellers, over the last two weeks, across cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad. With this move, McDonald’s India aims to serve the country and contribute in the fight against COVID-19 by providing safe and hygienic food to the frontline workers and those in need.