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Global Management Forum 2019

McDonald's Japan CEO sees 'a lot more potential' in aging society

Fast-food chain aims to roll out mobile ordering nationwide early next year

McDonald's Japan President and CEO Sarah Casanova speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review during the Nikkei Global Management Forum. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata)

TOKYO -- Japan's aging population does not mean opportunities in the restaurant sector are drying up, the top executive of McDonald's Holdings (Japan) said in an interview on Oct. 28.

The country's restaurant business still has "a lot more potential," said President and CEO Sarah Casanova, who was attending the Nikkei Global Management Forum. Despite population decline and a shortage of workers, the CEO of the burger chain remains optimistic.

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