IPads and elec­tronic or­der­ing at £700,000 new-look McDon­ald’s

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

THE Ac­cring­ton McDon­ald’s restau­rant has re­opened af­ter a £700,000 up­grade.

The pop­u­lar Viaduct re­tail park branch closed for four weeks for a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment and the newly-themed ‘Restau­rant of the Fu­ture’ now in­cludes elec­tronic dis­play or­der­ing, iPads for chil­dren, ta­ble ser­vice and a dou­ble drive-thru lane.

Store bosses have taken on 15 ex­tra staff – tak­ing the to­tal num­ber up to 95 – and more jobs will be­come avail­able as Christ­mas ap­proaches.

Busi­ness man­ager Car­lene Con­nolly has worked at the store since it opened 15 years ago and said they hope to cap­i­talise on the ex­cit­ing changes in the town cen­tre.

She said: “I think it’s a re­ally good time to be do­ing it. There are new shops open­ing and they are try­ing to re­gen­er­ate the town cen­tre. There has also been Domi­nos and Farm­foods open re­cently nearby and a gym com­ing soon. We have very loyal cus­tomers.”

David Dun­can, store owner, said: “It’s nice to see it open and all shiny and new. The whole point is so peo­ple can come in and choose which ex­pe­ri­ence they want to have.”

The restau­rant was of­fi­cially re­opened by Mayor Peter Brit­cliffe.

Staff at the re­vamped Ac­cring­ton McDon­ald’s restau­rant and its new in­te­rior af­ter the four-week £700,000 re­fur­bish­ment

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