Global Franchising

CAUTION NOTICE

Our client, McDonald's Corporation, a company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, of the address 2915 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, U.S.A, is known for its quick service restaurants throughout the world, including India.

It has come to the notice of our client that certain persons and parties are falsely holding themselves out as authorized representatives of McDonald's Corporation and are making false representations to innocent members of the public wishing to apply to become a franchisee of McDonald's.

The public, trade and investors are hereby cautioned against such unauthorized franchise schemes and are requested to co-operate with our client by forthwith bringing such schemes to its attention. Our client also notes that it will not be liable to entertain any claim on account of dealings that any member of the public, trade, or investors may have with such fraudulent persons and/or parties who pose to be agents/authorized representatives of McDonald's Corporation when they are not.

The public, trade and investors are hereby notified that Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited ("HRPL") has been authorized to develop, open and operate McDonald's restaurants and use McDonald's logos and trademarks in West and South India. Any and all real estate inquiries regarding the opening of non-franchised restaurants for the West and South India region should be directed to HRPL at RealEstate@mcdonaldsindia.com .

The public, trade and investors are hereby notified that Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Limited ("CPRL") has been authorized to develop, open and operate McDonald's restaurants and use McDonald's logos and trademarks in North and East India.  Any and all real estate inquiries regarding the opening of non-franchised restaurants for the North and East India region should be directed to CPRL at re.helpdesk@del.in.mcd.com.

Public Notice is hereby given to all to whom it may concern that our client reserves its rights to take stern legal action against unauthorized franchise schemes and unauthorized use of McDonald's logos and trademarks, including civil and criminal action, from this date without any further notice.

McDonald's Corporation, USA
By their Attorneys
S. S. Rana & Co.
317, Lawyers Chambers, Delhi High Court, New Delhi 110003
Phone: 91-11-30562000, Fax : 91-11-30562010 Email: trademarks@ssrana.com