McDonald's Hiring ... in Guantanamo Bay

World's largest fast-food chain is offering special perks for position.

ByABC News
November 13, 2009, 2:45 PM

Nov. 13, 2009— -- Ever dreamed of relocating to an island, working for one of the world's largest companies and enjoying generous tax breaks?

Well, McDonald's may have the job that fits the bill, although it's not what one might think.

The world's largest fast-food chain is looking for an assistant manager at its franchise at the U.S. Naval Base -- in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The brief job listing, posted at, avoids mentioning the word "Guantanamo" -- often associated with the controversial detention camp that houses more than 200 alleged terrorists.

The company declined to provide details about the position but the listing states, "Candidates must have restaurant management experience, possess a valid United States passport, and be willing to relocate to Cuba."

McDonald's spokeswoman Danya Proud told ABC News this particular location, on what is the oldest overseas naval base, has been around since 1986 and is independently owned and operated by a McDonald's franchisee.

Proud would not say how much interest the position has gotten or the salary, adding that franchise owners determine the pay for their employees.

"As with any position, the salary offered will be commensurate with previous experience, etc. There are several factors that will determine salary," Proud said.

The job requires working five days per week on a rotating basis. In addition to tax benefits for full-year residents, the employee would also get half of his or her monthly rent and utilities paid.