McDonald's Creates 75 New Jobs In Cork
Published on Jan 12 2015 9:28 AM in Food
McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has opened its new drive-thru restaurant on Old Fort Road, off Main Street in Ballincollig, Co Cork. 75 new jobs were created as part of this €3.2 million investment.
Ireland and Munster rugby stars John Hayes and Alan Quinlan were present to officially open the new restaurant, which features technology such as self-order kiosks and Samsung Galaxy Tablets, as well as an interior play area, which keeps with the 'Spirit of Family' restaurant theme. The restaurant can accommodate 170 diners at any one time, with a further 40 seats in an outdoor dining area. McDonald’s Owner Operator, John Blake, commented on the opening: "We are delighted to officially open the new Ballincollig restaurant which has created 75 new jobs and I would like to thank the people of Ballincollig and the locality. The construction work was carried out by a number of local sub-contractors, supporting 30 additional jobs, and was completed two weeks ahead of schedule. We’re especially proud of the strong family focus we have created in the restaurant. I think the installation of tablets are a fantastic addition which will entertain and educate our younger customers in particular." McDonald’s Ireland MD Adrian Crean added "The opening of this new restaurant in Ballincollig highlights our ongoing commitment to Ireland, not only with the development and refurbishment of our restaurants but also in our commitment to Irish suppliers. We are pleased to deliver 75 new positions with the opening of this restaurant.” The new McDonald’s restaurant in Ballincollig will bring the total number of McDonald’s restaurants in Ireland to 87, with a nationwide workforce of over 4,500 employees.