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McDonald's perks up Puneities with freshly brewed McCafeŽ Coffee

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Opens Four McCafese across the city

Pune (Nov. 18, 2014): Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd (HRPL), a Master Franchise for West and South operations of McDonald's Restaurants and a direct subsidiary of Westlife Development Limited, a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE . 505533), today officially announced the launch of four McCafes® in Pune. Customers can now indulge in a wide assortment of gourmet coffees and desserts at McCafe® situated at Amanora Mall, Pimpri, Hingewadi, and Magarpatta.

McDonald's launched its most successful global brand extension `McCafe' — an in-house coffee style chain last year in India. By embracing the coffee culture that is fast gaining acceptance in India, McCafe® aims to reach out to as many Indians as the best place to enjoy a range of premium specialty coffee including cappuccino, latte, iced mocha and frappe. With a strong coffee foundation, HRPL (McDonald's West & South India) recognized an unmet need, for existing and new customers, in the rapidly growing Indian specialty coffee segment.

McCafe® uses 100% Arabica coffee beans that are specially brewed by professionally trained baristas which are medium roasted to perfection, then freshly ground with every order to maintain flavour and quality and ensures freshness in every cup. The coffee beans and espresso blend at the heart of the coffee are locally sourced from sustainable farms in Chikmangalur, India. In addition to its specialty coffees, McCafe also offers quality beverages such as hot chocolate, specialty teas along with a tempting selection of cookies, pastries and muffins. Beverages can be made to order by requesting baristas to add extra espresso or flavor shots like Caramel, French Vanilla, Roasted Hazelnut or Irish Cream, as well as real whipped cream for those who like their beverage a little richer. Prices of beverages range from Rs. 90 for a latte or cappuccino and Rs. 110 for a frappe.