LONDON — McDonald’s Thailand has been replaced with McDonald’s Australia and the restaurant chain said Monday that it has closed all of its Thai grocery and convenience stores and is no longer selling any of its Australian products.
McD’s Thailand was one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, with more than 500 outlets in Australia.
It was acquired by Wal-Mart in December 2016 for $5.7 billion.
The chain said it has a strong and dedicated customer service team and a passionate team that has worked closely together since the purchase.
“As part of our strategic plan, we have chosen to consolidate and transform our stores into restaurants,” the company said in a statement.
With the addition of McDonald’s, the Thai grocery chain now has a total of 2,829 outlets in 24 states.
Wal-Mart Australia said it would begin offering its Australian customers the choice of choosing a McDonald’s from a list of participating stores, starting this week.
More than 6,000 customers have signed up for the service, which includes online ordering and shopping.
Australia’s biggest grocery chain said in August it would close about 500 stores in its Australian footprint by 2019 and about 1,500 in the U.S. by 2021.