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McMania: High Peak fast food fans flock to the areas first McDonalds

The restaurant in Glossop will create over 100 new jobs for the local area.

A brand-new McDonald’s restaurant located in the Wrens Nest Retail Park in Glossop has opened.

Following significant investment from local franchisee Stuart Broadbelt, the restaurant has opened for dine-in, takeaway, Drive-Thru and Click & Serve. Opening hours are 24 hours, seven days a week. 

The new 74-seater restaurant, which has created more than 100 new full and part-time jobs for the local community features table service, self-ordering kiosks, a large outside patio area and a drive thru with Smart Digital Drive-Thru menu boards. 

Stuart Broadbelt, who now owns and operates five McDonald’s restaurants in Stockport and Glossop, said “We are delighted to have opened a brand-new McDonald’s restaurant in Glossop and can’t wait to see local customers, both new and old, enjoy our services on offer. People are at the heart of our business, and we look forward to welcoming new employees with the jobs our restaurant will create. We’re committed to investing in opportunities for a mix of all ages, life stages and backgrounds, promoting flexible working and equality.

We also take our responsibility around litter very seriously, which is why our Glossop team will be carrying out daily litter patrols to ensure all litter, not just McDonald’s branded packaging is collected. We would encourage customers to inform our crew members of any litter hot spots surrounding the restaurant, which we will look to include in our litter patrols wherever possible.”

With consumers increasingly looking for greater speed, efficiency and choice when ordering their food, McDonald’s ambitious ‘Convenience of the Future’ restaurant programme will combine a new restaurant layout with the latest technology to create a more seamless and enjoyable experience for customers.

Some of the key innovations that McDonald’s will be rolling out through its Convenience of the Future programme include:

• Front counter redesign will create specific areas for different sales channels, meaning more space for customers to enjoy their meal, less congestion around touchscreens, and shorter queues. 

• Dedicated courier waiting area and entrance: will allow crew to better accommodate courier needs, alongside reducing congestion in the dining area to create a more relaxing restaurant environment for customers.

• New kitchen design: a bigger order assembly area, and dedicated areas to prepare dine in orders, will help crew serve more quickly, efficiently, and accurately than ever before.

• Improved car park layout: will create modified traffic routes that will improve circulation around the restaurant, so it is much easier for Drive-Thru and Click & Collect customers to get their order.

• Improved break spaces: redesigned crew rooms will create a more relaxing and comfortable space for crew to take a well-deserved break.

The restaurant is also excited to announce the implementation of a series of sustainable innovations as the business works towards its target of achieving net zero emissions across all its restaurants and offices by 2030. The Glossop restaurant features the latest innovations in sustainable building design throughout and the restaurant has been deliberately designed to retain the familiar McDonald’s look and feel. The latest innovations include: 

• Roof mounted solar panels to support on-site generation of renewable energy.

• Fully modular building which allows the building to be reused in future.

• Timber window frames and partition walls have replaced the traditional aluminium and steel frames.

• Wall lettering from recycled material (including McDonald’s own coffee grounds)

And new trials exclusively starting in the Glossop restaurant include: 

• Air windows which help to retain heat within the building, reducing the amount of energy the building will use.

• Plastic kerbstones made from recycled materials with built in internal drainage to reduce building materials.

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