Revamped McDonalds restaurant at Clifton Moor creates 40 new jobs

York Press: Ann and  John Atherton at the official re - launch of the McDonald's Restaurant at Cliftion Moor Ann and John Atherton at the official re - launch of the McDonald's Restaurant at Cliftion Moor

Forty new jobs have been created in York as fast food chain McDonalds re-opens its Clifton Moor restaurant.

The restaurant, which has undergone a redesign, is now under the ownership of new franchisee John Atherton, alongside the Monks Cross, Blake Street, and Designer Outlet McDonalds.

Mr Atherton and his wife Ann held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the reopening of Clifton Moor, which is one of only a handful of restaurants in the UK to feature McDonald’s new wood and stone design.

Dining tables in the restaurant now include built in Samsung tablets, while the restaurant itself includes leather Chesterfield sofas, designer lighting and free Wi-Fi.

Mr Atherton said: “As a local businessman, I understand the importance of investing in the community, so it’s great to be able to play a part in the re-generation of the area and bring an extra boost to the local economy.

“It’s not just about providing a fresh, new environment though; I also believe in investing in my people and am delighted to be able to create around 40 new jobs as a result of the re-design.

"With excellent training programmes and career opportunities, including the apprenticeship scheme, on offer to all of McDonald’s employees, I hope the roles will appeal to a broad spectrum of people across York.”

The refurbishment has also included a new concept drive-thru aimed at giving customers a quicker and smoother experience when ordering, along with enabling them to place bespoke orders.

New and existing McDonald’s employees will benefit from improved kitchen facilities and a new ‘crew room’ with comfortable seating, a television and a computer.

Crew can use the area to study for nationally recognised qualifications in Maths or English - one of a number of varied training opportunities captured in the McDonald’s prospectus which are offered to employees to help develop transferable skills and qualifications.

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11:37am Thu 17 Apr 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Suprised James wasn't there to cut the ribbon/smash 40 nuggets.
Suprised James wasn't there to cut the ribbon/smash 40 nuggets. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 17

11:51am Thu 17 Apr 14

SteveSCA says...

"FOURTY" !!!

Take it you mean "forty" - back to school, Laura Knowlson, Business Editor.
"FOURTY" !!! Take it you mean "forty" - back to school, Laura Knowlson, Business Editor. SteveSCA
  • Score: 22

12:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......
They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe....... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 8

1:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

boats magee says...

please don't call mcdonald's a 'restaurant'!!!!!
please don't call mcdonald's a 'restaurant'!!!!! boats magee
  • Score: 20

1:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

Why.....
Why..... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: -11

2:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

The Press do not use spell checker then?

I fully embrace that any job is better than no job but I would bet a lot of these "Fourty" jobs are on zero hours contracts.
The Press do not use spell checker then? I fully embrace that any job is better than no job but I would bet a lot of these "Fourty" jobs are on zero hours contracts. Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 7

2:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Tom6187 says...

My pet hate again, can somebody explain how they've created 40 new roles in a place that is essentially the same size as it was before? If you had 40 more members of staff in there you wouldn't be able to reach the counter for bodies.

Have made all the existing staff re-apply for their jobs and they are calling that job creation?

Or do they actually mean that during the construction work it meant that more people (contract workers) were required to build it and they maybe added a couple of staff themselves.

Contract workers are generally self employed and good ones will have work on all the time regardless, so to say that you have created new jobs by handing them a contract is nonsense, and the majority of their labour will be low paid and probably foreign agency workers to cut costs.
My pet hate again, can somebody explain how they've created 40 new roles in a place that is essentially the same size as it was before? If you had 40 more members of staff in there you wouldn't be able to reach the counter for bodies. Have made all the existing staff re-apply for their jobs and they are calling that job creation? Or do they actually mean that during the construction work it meant that more people (contract workers) were required to build it and they maybe added a couple of staff themselves. Contract workers are generally self employed and good ones will have work on all the time regardless, so to say that you have created new jobs by handing them a contract is nonsense, and the majority of their labour will be low paid and probably foreign agency workers to cut costs. Tom6187
  • Score: 15

2:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

petethefeet says...

McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do.
McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do. petethefeet
  • Score: 6

3:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wildthing666 says...

boats magee wrote:
please don't call mcdonald's a 'restaurant'!!!!!
It's a fast food dump give it 12months and it will be just that a dump
[quote][p][bold]boats magee[/bold] wrote: please don't call mcdonald's a 'restaurant'!!!!![/p][/quote]It's a fast food dump give it 12months and it will be just that a dump wildthing666
  • Score: 4

3:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

zorpie says...

Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......
You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering.
[quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......[/p][/quote]You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering. zorpie
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

zorpie says...

petethefeet wrote:
McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do.
A couple of hippies living off the taxpayer while they criticised a major employer and popular fast food chain. 17 years on McDonalds have improved their offering and are doing more than ever to improve things for their staff, the McLibel two are still penniless hippies trying to ruin things for the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]petethefeet[/bold] wrote: McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do.[/p][/quote]A couple of hippies living off the taxpayer while they criticised a major employer and popular fast food chain. 17 years on McDonalds have improved their offering and are doing more than ever to improve things for their staff, the McLibel two are still penniless hippies trying to ruin things for the rest of us. zorpie
  • Score: -2

4:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

marvell says...

You can't polish a t u r d !!
You can't polish a t u r d !! marvell
  • Score: 4

4:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

york_chap says...

marvell says...

You can't polish a t u r d !!

Off-topic but reminds me of my recent disappointment when I went to the local supermarket for a tin of shoe polish to get rid of some scuffs. Thought it was strangely easy to find - until I realised the large 'polish' sign was actually directing me to a range of Eastern European products. Never did find the shoe polish, but came out with some interesting juice drinks though.
marvell says... You can't polish a t u r d !! Off-topic but reminds me of my recent disappointment when I went to the local supermarket for a tin of shoe polish to get rid of some scuffs. Thought it was strangely easy to find - until I realised the large 'polish' sign was actually directing me to a range of Eastern European products. Never did find the shoe polish, but came out with some interesting juice drinks though. york_chap
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

gmc_1963 says...

"new jobs " ?
"new jobs " ? gmc_1963
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

againstthecuts says...

Maybe they should get together with KFC and Burger King and employ someone to pick up the litter that's been thrown on the floor around Clifton moor
Maybe they should get together with KFC and Burger King and employ someone to pick up the litter that's been thrown on the floor around Clifton moor againstthecuts
  • Score: 6

9:05pm Thu 17 Apr 14

againstthecuts says...

zorpie wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......
You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering.
So why arnt the fast food accountable for the litter that's been thrown? They should employ someone to pick the litter up
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......[/p][/quote]You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering.[/p][/quote]So why arnt the fast food accountable for the litter that's been thrown? They should employ someone to pick the litter up againstthecuts
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

petethefeet says...

zorpie wrote:
petethefeet wrote:
McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do.
A couple of hippies living off the taxpayer while they criticised a major employer and popular fast food chain. 17 years on McDonalds have improved their offering and are doing more than ever to improve things for their staff, the McLibel two are still penniless hippies trying to ruin things for the rest of us.
Strewth! Are you a major shareholder or what? These people proved most of what they said in a court of law itself proven by a higher court to be slighted against them. The issue is about the fitness of an organization to conduct it's business in our society. I believe the!y lost that argument hands-down and they should be treated accordingly
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]petethefeet[/bold] wrote: McDonalds is a despicable company. Google 'McLibel' to understand what they tried to do to 2 individuals who dared impugn their morality. Unfortunately for them, they poked a Tiger and it proved to be a customer-relations disaster for the outfit. Basically, the two managed to prove just about everything they claimed. The case also demonstrated just how much the law is on the side of the corporates and, despite been able to prove most of their claims against McDonalds, also managed to prove in the European Court of Human Rights that they had been denied a fair trial. The door is open to the two to seek a retrial WITH legal aid. McDonalds will be praying that they never do.[/p][/quote]A couple of hippies living off the taxpayer while they criticised a major employer and popular fast food chain. 17 years on McDonalds have improved their offering and are doing more than ever to improve things for their staff, the McLibel two are still penniless hippies trying to ruin things for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Strewth! Are you a major shareholder or what? These people proved most of what they said in a court of law itself proven by a higher court to be slighted against them. The issue is about the fitness of an organization to conduct it's business in our society. I believe the!y lost that argument hands-down and they should be treated accordingly petethefeet
  • Score: 3

6:53am Fri 18 Apr 14

anth!! says...

againstthecuts wrote:
Maybe they should get together with KFC and Burger King and employ someone to pick up the litter that's been thrown on the floor around Clifton moor
Better still, why dont the scrotes put their rubbish in the bins rather than just winding down their windows of their chav mobiles & throwin it out on the floor ?
[quote][p][bold]againstthecuts[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should get together with KFC and Burger King and employ someone to pick up the litter that's been thrown on the floor around Clifton moor[/p][/quote]Better still, why dont the scrotes put their rubbish in the bins rather than just winding down their windows of their chav mobiles & throwin it out on the floor ? anth!!
  • Score: 8

9:30am Fri 18 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

againstthecuts wrote:
zorpie wrote:
Hereiamagainhaha wrote:
They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......
You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering.
So why arnt the fast food accountable for the litter that's been thrown? They should employ someone to pick the litter up
The people responsible for the litter are the people who throw it down. It is obvious some people want to live in a society where someone else is always responsible for their actions. It starts in the home and extends into the schools. If we could teach people to be responsible for their own actions (instead of forever making excuses for them) then we could not only reduce litter but also crime, anti social behaviour etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]againstthecuts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereiamagainhaha[/bold] wrote: They could do with employing some litter pickers, the a1079 has never been so bad since opening the new restaurant at shiptonthorpe.......[/p][/quote]You can't make companies responsible for what people do with their products after they've been sold. It's up to people not to litter and for the police to deter people from littering.[/p][/quote]So why arnt the fast food accountable for the litter that's been thrown? They should employ someone to pick the litter up[/p][/quote]The people responsible for the litter are the people who throw it down. It is obvious some people want to live in a society where someone else is always responsible for their actions. It starts in the home and extends into the schools. If we could teach people to be responsible for their own actions (instead of forever making excuses for them) then we could not only reduce litter but also crime, anti social behaviour etc etc. the-e-man
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Daisy75 says...

Tom6187 wrote:
My pet hate again, can somebody explain how they've created 40 new roles in a place that is essentially the same size as it was before? If you had 40 more members of staff in there you wouldn't be able to reach the counter for bodies.

Have made all the existing staff re-apply for their jobs and they are calling that job creation?

Or do they actually mean that during the construction work it meant that more people (contract workers) were required to build it and they maybe added a couple of staff themselves.

Contract workers are generally self employed and good ones will have work on all the time regardless, so to say that you have created new jobs by handing them a contract is nonsense, and the majority of their labour will be low paid and probably foreign agency workers to cut costs.
I figured that when they shut before the refurb they sacked all their staff to avoid paying them whilst it was shut. Hence the 'new jobs'.
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: My pet hate again, can somebody explain how they've created 40 new roles in a place that is essentially the same size as it was before? If you had 40 more members of staff in there you wouldn't be able to reach the counter for bodies. Have made all the existing staff re-apply for their jobs and they are calling that job creation? Or do they actually mean that during the construction work it meant that more people (contract workers) were required to build it and they maybe added a couple of staff themselves. Contract workers are generally self employed and good ones will have work on all the time regardless, so to say that you have created new jobs by handing them a contract is nonsense, and the majority of their labour will be low paid and probably foreign agency workers to cut costs.[/p][/quote]I figured that when they shut before the refurb they sacked all their staff to avoid paying them whilst it was shut. Hence the 'new jobs'. Daisy75
  • Score: 1

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