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Fifth McDonald's in Gloucester opens at St Oswald's retail Park offering free wifi and self-order kiosks

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

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A new McDonald's has opened at St Oswald’s Retail Park in Gloucester becoming the fifth in the city and the first to boast self-order kiosks.

The new Drive-Thru restaurant, which can seat more than 85 customers and has power sockets and free wifi, is expected create around 100 jobs.

Matt Obrey, operations consultant for the new restaurant, said: “It is an honour for our McDonald’s team to serve the community in St Oswald’s and the local area.

“We hope to see loyal fans of McDonald’s coming to enjoy what they know and love, as well as potential new customers who are attracted by our inviting look and feel.

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“At McDonald’s, we aim to ensure that all staff have access to a solid learning ladder of opportunities to benefit their career and help improve the skills of our staff which will in turn have a positive impact on our customers.”

All 100 employees will have access to McDonald’s training and development programmes, as well as the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications ranging from adult certificates in Maths and English to a Foundation degree in Managing Business Operations

County councillor Jeremy Hilton (Kingsholm and Wotton) said:"I was delighted to take part in the opening of the new McDonald’s restaurant.

“The restaurant and kitchen are first class and I was impressed with the new technology. This is a great addition to St Oswald’s Retail Park, especially because 100 new jobs have been created employing many young people from the area.

“I’m also impressed with McDonald’s attitude towards protecting the local environment and I was pleased to hear about the three litter picks per day that will be taking place.” 

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  • NibNobs  |  August 29 2014, 6:43PM

    bunny_tale, I think we ALL know where the staff from The Citizen like to eat lunch, dinner and maybe even breakfast........Yes, you guessed it - a certain new (expensive) burger & chips restaurant at Gloucester Docks. Still need a clue? Starts with T and ends with s. They used to get their freebies at On Toast.....allegedly!

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  • bunny_tale  |  August 29 2014, 6:03PM

    You might want to check your facts. The McDonald's in the city center got self-order kiosks in the recent re-fit. I guess no-one from the Citizen wonders up there for lunch!

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  • thomas1996  |  August 29 2014, 1:55PM

    If a single Macca's employs 100 people, why not let them build another 15 and that's Gloucester's unemployed claiment total sorted.

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  • Apothegm_  |  August 29 2014, 1:42PM

    The vital question that the self-order kiosks must ask of the users is, "Do you want fries with that?"... The downside of self-service kiosks is that future ex-MPs may not be able to find a job in these restaurants.

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