New jobs to be created as Peterborough McDonald’s restaurant gets a hi-tech makeover

McDonald's are creating 25 jobs in Peterborough.
McDonald's are creating 25 jobs in Peterborough.

Jobs are to be created at a McDonald’s eatery in Peterborough as part of a hi-tech revamp.

The restaurant in Crowland Road, Eye Green, which already employs 35 people, shut on Sunday to allow the transformation to take place.

Staying ahead of customer expectations is vital.

Matt Jarett, franchisee

A spokeswoman for McDonald’s said the hi-tech makeover would create an additional 25 jobs when the restaurant reopens on October 14.

The revamp will feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers.

She said the redesign will also include McDonald’s signature style with a bright, modern interior and exterior design, comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi.

She said the makeover would involve a “significant investment” in the premises.

Local franchisee Matt Jarett, who owns and operates five McDonald’s in the Peterborough area, including the Eye Green restaurant, said: “Staying ahead of customer expectations is vital, and the new technology we’re introducing in this restaurant recognises the way people live their lives today.

“It’s not just about providing a fresh, new environment though. I also believe in investing in people so am delighted to be able to create around 25 new jobs as a result of the redesign.

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

Employees at the restaurant will benefit from improved kitchen facilities and a new ”crew room” with comfortable seating, a television and a computer.

He said that staff could can use the area to study for nationally recognised qualifications in mathematics or English, which are one of a number of varied training opportunities offered to employees to help develop transferable skills and qualifications.