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McDonald's Units in Hungary to Close on December 24

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In the interests of the company's workers and their families, McDonald's restaurants in Hungary will be closed from 6 a.m. on December 24, the operator of the fast food chain tells the Budapest Business Journal.

This is not a new initiative, as most of the restaurants operated by Progress Étteremhálózat were closed on December 24 in recent years, and typically on December 25 as well. This year, however, the opportunity is being extended to an even wider range of franchised outlets, giving restaurant workers the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. 

Of the 113 restaurants operated by the company, only the ones in the Arena Mall and MOM Park are exceptions, as the malls have mandatory opening hours there.
 
"For our company, it is of paramount importance that our colleagues can spend the Christmas holiday in peace and quiet with their families and loved ones. In previous years, the majority of McDonald's restaurants in Hungary were closed on December 24, but this year, together with our franchise partners, we have managed to implement for the first time on a systemic level that all but two of our restaurants will be closed," said Andrea Horváth, HR director of Progress Étteremhálózat.

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