McDonald's set to open fifth outlet in York

McDonald's set to open fifth outlet in York

McDonald's set to open fifth outlet in York

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YORK is to get a fifth McDonald's as the fast food chain reveals plans for a new restaurant at Monks Cross with the creation of 80 jobs.

The new restaurant will be in addition to the existing McDonald's at the retail park and is due to open in September.

As well as Monks Cross, the brand also has branches in Blake Street, Clifton Moor and the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, all of which are owned by franchisee John Atherton.

The second Monks Cross McDonald's is a new build project in Monks Cross Drive, near the Pear Tree Farm pub, and will feature a drive-through as well as an 85-seater restaurant.

Mr Atherton, who took over the franchise in March this year, said: "I’m very excited to be opening a new restaurant in York and bringing with this additional employment opportunities for the area.

"I understand the importance of investing in the community, and it’s great to be able to bring an extra boost to the York economy.

"Monks Cross is a growing area with a lot of development going on.

"Our existing store is quite tight so we couldn't expand it, and we knew there is the capability and certainly the demand for a bigger restaurant and drive through.

“I firmly believe in investing in people and I am delighted to be able to create new jobs as a result of this new restaurant.

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

Recruitment is already underway for the 80 jobs, made up of part time and full time roles, with those employed given access to training for nationally recognised qualifications ranging from the McDonald’s Apprenticeship programme to a Foundation degree in Managing Business Operations.

Ten of the new recruits will be enrolled onto the McDonald’s Apprenticeship programme when they join, bringing the total number of McDonald’s apprentices to 30 across the four restaurants in York.

McDonald’s, which now employs 360 people in the city, opened its first restaurant in York in September 1986 in Blake Street, and according to research by the brand, now contributes £6.6 million pounds a year to the York economy.

The new Monks Cross McDonald’s will feature self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers for customer to use while they dine.

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11:22am Sat 9 Aug 14

RingoStarr says...

LOVE the story that features DIRECTLY below this one!

'Unhealthy habits of Yorkshire folk revealed'
LOVE the story that features DIRECTLY below this one! 'Unhealthy habits of Yorkshire folk revealed' RingoStarr
  • Score: 29

11:41am Sat 9 Aug 14

Jack Ham says...

#jobsandgrowth - lol
#jobsandgrowth - lol Jack Ham
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Sat 9 Aug 14

MadHaxMan says...

I welcome the employment opportunities this will bring but am saddened by the huge amount of litter that the drive-through operations inevitably generate. Their customers will no-doubt quickly deposit it all around the ring-road and beyond.
I welcome the employment opportunities this will bring but am saddened by the huge amount of litter that the drive-through operations inevitably generate. Their customers will no-doubt quickly deposit it all around the ring-road and beyond. MadHaxMan
  • Score: 34

1:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

oi oi savaloy says...

#lowpaidjobsandobesi
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#lowpaidjobsandobesi ty oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 13

5:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

WishfulxThinker says...

Was just thinking there wasn't enough McDonalds in York....
Was just thinking there wasn't enough McDonalds in York.... WishfulxThinker
  • Score: 16

5:27pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ouseswimmer says...

That's going to be 5 too many for York.
That's going to be 5 too many for York. ouseswimmer
  • Score: 13

7:12pm Sat 9 Aug 14

BigJon says...

Is the need for a bigger restaurant at Monks Cross linked to the increased waist size of the customers eating the junk food?
Is the need for a bigger restaurant at Monks Cross linked to the increased waist size of the customers eating the junk food? BigJon
  • Score: 9

1:32am Sun 10 Aug 14

dweezil says...

Lazy people will eat lazy food. If they didn't eat some much of the stuff they would not have the need to create more outlets. Once again, society moving towards its own rear end. As if proof were needed. Still, its not in the town centre.............. just like a few other things. I see hedgerows full of litter.
Lazy people will eat lazy food. If they didn't eat some much of the stuff they would not have the need to create more outlets. Once again, society moving towards its own rear end. As if proof were needed. Still, its not in the town centre.............. just like a few other things. I see hedgerows full of litter. dweezil
  • Score: 14

3:59am Sun 10 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

The new Monks Cross McDonald’s will feature self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers for customer to use while they dine.

Hmmm, table computers, aka 'fondleslabs' at the tables of a fast food outlet where patrons eat using their hands... methinks those fondleslabs will get pretty rank pretty quickly.
[quote]The new Monks Cross McDonald’s will feature self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers for customer to use while they dine. [/quote] Hmmm, table computers, aka 'fondleslabs' at the tables of a fast food outlet where patrons eat using their hands... methinks those fondleslabs will get pretty rank pretty quickly. Magicman!
  • Score: 15

4:06am Sun 10 Aug 14

Scott Arten says...

Dont forget your hygienic screen wipes :-((
Dont forget your hygienic screen wipes :-(( Scott Arten
  • Score: 8

8:05am Sun 10 Aug 14

ouseswimmer says...

If Ebola arrives and people with poor hygiene are most at risk then surely McDonalds will find most of their customers suddenly vanish?
If Ebola arrives and people with poor hygiene are most at risk then surely McDonalds will find most of their customers suddenly vanish? ouseswimmer
  • Score: 3

10:39am Sun 10 Aug 14

mitch2nd says...

1: Mc Donalds and restaurant in the same sentence should never be used

2: Great lets put more strain on the Health Service with more junk food in York

DFS and Mc Donalds in York, when are we going to get some decent organisations coming to York
1: Mc Donalds and restaurant in the same sentence should never be used 2: Great lets put more strain on the Health Service with more junk food in York DFS and Mc Donalds in York, when are we going to get some decent organisations coming to York mitch2nd
  • Score: 2

11:01pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

Was that fifth or filth in the headline. my eyes are not that good, ate to many hambburgers
Was that fifth or filth in the headline. my eyes are not that good, ate to many hambburgers Omega Point
  • Score: 3

10:02am Mon 11 Aug 14

nomadic85 says...

I eat McDonalds from time to time. I'm as fit as a fiddle. I ate one on Sunday after running a half marathon. You lot need to lighten up. There's clearly the demand for it.

I don't particularly like Chinese food, I don't moan every time one opens in York though!!!
I eat McDonalds from time to time. I'm as fit as a fiddle. I ate one on Sunday after running a half marathon. You lot need to lighten up. There's clearly the demand for it. I don't particularly like Chinese food, I don't moan every time one opens in York though!!! nomadic85
  • Score: 9

1:09pm Mon 11 Aug 14

meme says...

there is nothing wrong with any fast food if eaten in moderation just like alcohol/cigs etc. Its excess that does the damage in virtually every instance of something being bad for you.
However I agree with the litter issue but that's not Mac's fault its the ill educated and badly brought up people who think litter is not something they should be concerned about.
it amazes me that people obviously throw full black bags out of car windows on the ring road. Why cannot they just to a tip?......they are already in a car...Its disgusting and people should shop them to police if they can get a reg number
there is nothing wrong with any fast food if eaten in moderation just like alcohol/cigs etc. Its excess that does the damage in virtually every instance of something being bad for you. However I agree with the litter issue but that's not Mac's fault its the ill educated and badly brought up people who think litter is not something they should be concerned about. it amazes me that people obviously throw full black bags out of car windows on the ring road. Why cannot they just to a tip?......they are already in a car...Its disgusting and people should shop them to police if they can get a reg number meme
  • Score: 6

3:30pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Bumbleina says...

Meat is murder!
Meat is murder! Bumbleina
  • Score: -2

4:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

BaldyBob says...

Oh ruddy marvelous. To be honest I don't care how many 'Maccy D's' they wish to open but they should invest in litter collecting teams that actually travel further afield than the outlet car parks. Ever since they opened the one at Monks Cross our beautiful back roads in the surrounding area (Hopgrove, Stockton on the Forest, Holtby Lane, Murton etc etc) are frequently littered by empty Macdonalds wrappers thoughtlessly discarded by chavs who go and sit in laybys/field entrances then with no respect for others simply dump their litter for all and sundry to see/pick up after them. I feel a campaign coming on as it really pees me off, humph!!!
Oh ruddy marvelous. To be honest I don't care how many 'Maccy D's' they wish to open but they should invest in litter collecting teams that actually travel further afield than the outlet car parks. Ever since they opened the one at Monks Cross our beautiful back roads in the surrounding area (Hopgrove, Stockton on the Forest, Holtby Lane, Murton etc etc) are frequently littered by empty Macdonalds wrappers thoughtlessly discarded by chavs who go and sit in laybys/field entrances then with no respect for others simply dump their litter for all and sundry to see/pick up after them. I feel a campaign coming on as it really pees me off, humph!!! BaldyBob
  • Score: 5

8:06pm Mon 11 Aug 14

MaggieRules says...

More junk wrappers left scattered about by the local chavs from the council housing on the way from spending their benefits on fast food
More junk wrappers left scattered about by the local chavs from the council housing on the way from spending their benefits on fast food MaggieRules
  • Score: 0

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