Preston fast food restaurant gets high-tech investment boost

Self-service kiosk ar McDonald's, Friargate, Preston
Self-service kiosk ar McDonald's, Friargate, Preston
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McDonalds in Preston city centre has been given a high-tech overhaul, creating seven new jobs.

The restaurant in Friargate, which first opened in 1985, has been given a makeover to feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers. The redesign also includes a new bright, modern interior, new seating and free Wi-Fi.

McDonald’s bosses said the work demonstrates the ongoing commitment to high streets across the UK and is part of an extensive ongoing refurbishment programme.

Local Franchisee Nigel Dunnington, who owns and operates ten restaurants across Preston, Blackpool, and Leyland said: “We’re thrilled to be able to play a part in the re-generation of the high-street and bring an extra boost to the economy here in Preston.”

“Staying ahead of customer expectations is vital and the new technology we’ve introduced 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 my people and am delighted to be able to create around seven 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 Preston.”