Marrybrown Malaysia has earned itself a Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) title by giving away more than 10,000 boxes of free nasi lemak in a day throughout the country.

"Personally, the dish (nasi lemak) portrays the unity and harmony of Malaysia as each ingredient on a plate of nasi lemak is equally important, much like we Malaysians who thrive better in unity and harmony," said its chief executive officer Datuk Joshua Liew.

"In bringing this sentiment to reality, we are proud to pay homage to 'Hidangan Kebanggaan Kita' by declaring Aug 1 as Marrybrown Nasi Lemak Day, starting this year," he told the media after receiving the MBOR Certificate from MBOR office manager Lee Pooi Leng here yesterday.

According to Liew, for the past 39 years, Marrybrown has been bringing something different to its fans, such as becoming the first fast-food chain to serve nasi lemak, the first Malaysian-born QSR franchise company and the first local halal QSR brand to break through the international market.

"Marrybrown is capable to come this far with all our firsts due to the encouragement and support of our customers.

"Therefore, giving away 10,000 boxes of our signature nasi lemak is a meaningful gesture for us," he said.