Central Mall, Big C and McDonald’s in Ubon Ratchathani

Time for an update on all the rumours happening around Ubon Ratchathani. Time to squash a few and start a few new ones!

Over two years ago I remember quashing a rumour about McDonald’s opening a branch at City Mall. It appears that you can only sell food from the land of the rising sun at Sunee with four out of five current restaurants all exclusively selling Japanese food! I mentioned back then that a Micky Dees in Ubon is inevitable and it looks like that time has come. I just heard today that Big C has finalised their renovations plans for their block and McDonald’s are confirmed as being new tenants.

For everyone who thought that Central Mall was going to be building next door to Big C, you would be wrong. They have recently purchased land at the end of Sappasit road where it runs into the ring road, opposite the university. I have not heard anything in regards to dates for building or opening.

These ‘rumours’ come from someone who I trust with accurate information to do with all things Ubon so I am prepared to go out on a limb and say that I believe it all to be true.

*Edit December 10,2011* I was talking with one of the top brass of Sunee today and he proudly told me that a 24 hours McDonald’s and Sizzler were going to be opening at City Mall. When I told him that I had heard that Maccas was moving in at Big C his face fell and he quickly changed his story to say that they are in negotiations with them and are hoping they will move in. Sizzler is one food chain that I would be happy to see.

*Edit May 10, 2012* Just to confirm what I wrote is still happening my mate at the Thai Report has got an update on the Big C redevelopment which will be called Ubon Square (อุบลสแควร์). This means that a McDonalds restaurant is indeed coming to Ubon Ratchathani. Bugger. :(

The new central mall is also going full steam ahead in the location that I mentioned.

15 Responses to Central Mall, Big C and McDonald’s in Ubon Ratchathani

  1. That’s the 3rd Central location rumor. Too bad Central won’t return my inquiry. And a McDonalds that close to home is dangerous to my waste line…

    • I was thinking of you as I was typing that up given your affection for the golden arches! I realise there are a lot of stories circulating about Central mall but I am prepared to put money on this one…..

  2. There is a huge amount of dirt work going on across from Ratchathani University right now. Is it a Central?

    Ubon Guide says it’s supposed to be a 140,000 sq.m facility.
    http://www.guideubon.com/web/viewtopic.php?t=36501

    • Hi TR, yes that is what I meant when I said at the end of Sapphasit road. It is indeed where Central is going. I saw it from the air the other week and there sure is a lot of work going on.

  3. It would appear that is the correct location.
    http://www.guideubon.com/web/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=35553&sid=6914d1a9cd15bad5097702e36878ac37

    A Home Pro too which will be nice. They have a lot of dirt work to do. That place flooded pretty bad.

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  5. New update just added.

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  7. Hi Memok and TR…
    I just want to share the updated news with U…
    So far,it is comfirmed from the marketing team of Ubon Square that the Mac is the real thing within this year and it is all day drivethrough which will be a magnet for the mall. Also there are some restaurant chain such as KFC, Antie Ann’s,Oishi Group, MK group and other food chain interested in establishing their new branch in UB Sq.
    I believe that Ubolsquare will be another good choice for Ubon people to spend their leisure
    time.

  8. Uhmm!! Memok…. Not a permanent one, just come and go. How do you call this type ?

    • In Australia it is called a FIFO (fly in, fly out)

      • OK..I’m a fly in,fly out…Luckily, not a first in, first out…Ha…Ha….
        So,What U want to know more about Ubon Sq.?

        • I want to know everything! Especially which shops are confirmed and which ones are not. Is sizzler coming? Also, can you please tell me more about the children’s play area – what is that going to be like?

  9. As U wish… I will keep U updated. However,it will not be soon, cause it takes such a time before the contracts are signed….

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