McDonald’s Malaysia is set to roll out 200 stores across the country, increasing its nationwide network to 500 by the end of 2026.

MD and local operating partner, Azmir Jaafar, told local reporters that the fast-food chain is hiring 10,000 workers as part of its expansion plan. New locations will be opened away from the 310 existing ones.

McDonald’s Malaysia has also committed to serving halal food across all its restaurants. The chain established an internal halal committee in 2013 to monitor full compliance with the standards and guidelines imposed by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).

“This committee works closely with relevant officials at JAKIM to obtain advice and guidelines for the preparation of halal, quality, and clean food,” Jaafar said. “The committee is also responsible for employee training to provide a clear understanding of the concept of halal.”

Since its launch in Malaysia in 1983, McDonald’s has employed 15,000 employees and served more than 13.5 million customers monthly.