McDonald's will open a new 24-hour drive-through restaurant in Derriaghy, Co. Antrim, later this month.
The new restaurant, which is located at the McKinstry Road roundabout between Lisburn and Belfast, will include 110 seats inside and 50 seats outside.
The new restaurant will also offer a delivery service and a contactless collection option via a mobile app.
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Additionally, in a bid to improve sustainability, trees have planted around the site of the restaurant, renewable energy sources such as LED lighting and an upgraded recycling system will be used by the venue, and its kitchen will use energy efficient technology and locally-sourced ingredients.
"Committed To Growing Its Business In Northern Ireland"
The Belfast Telegraph quotes franchise owner John McCollum as saying, "McDonald's is committed to growing its business in Northern Ireland, and this major investment has created significant direct and indirect employment including a boost to the manufacturing, construction and service sectors.
"Since we started to reopen our restaurants, our priority has been to ensure that our people and customers are kept safe. We have changed our operations, and, together with our suppliers, restaurant teams and delivery partners, we have been able to continue serving the communities in which we operate.
"Throughout my time as a franchisee, I have been committed to serving and supporting the local communities in which we serve, and I am really looking forward to welcoming people from the local area and beyond to the new restaurant to enjoy a treat at McDonald's."
The new restaurant will create over 120 jobs.
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