TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

McDonald's China set to digitize almost half of its network

The fast food chain announced a plan to upgrade 40 percent of its existing stores.

The digitization of the stores will include upgrades to its self-service ordering machines for customized burger menus, digital menu board and dual point system. The plan is set to finish the upgrading process by mid-2017, changing around 1,000 existing stores in 13 cities in China’s mainland.

McDonald's hopes to add 200 to 250 new stores in China in 2017, as well as roll out a separate smartphone application for food ordering and delivery services.

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