Belfast Telegraph

McDonald’s creates 30 new jobs with plans for 24-hour opening

A fast food restaurant near Lisburn has created 30 new jobs after deciding to open 24 hours, seven days a week.

McDonald’s at Sprucefield has operated in the area for 16 years and now employs 100 people.

Franchise owner John McCollum said that his sales to date for 2010 were up 6%.

“More and more people are working and travelling earlier as well as later in the day and we have introduced longer opening hours to facilitate our customers’ needs and their ever-changing work arrangements.

“The demand from our customers for a 24-hour service has enabled us to invest in the local economy by creating more employment as well as increasing existing crew members’ shifts,” he said.

“Whilst no business is ‘recession proof’, the investment that McDonald’s has made in its people, its restaurants and its menu over the last few years has made the company more recession resilient.”

Making free WiFi available for customers as well as the extended opening hours have driven the restaurants’ recent success, he said.

Belfast Telegraph