McDonald's brings 90 jobs to north Belfast as 10th store opens for franchisee
A new McDonald's restaurant has opened in north Belfast, creating more than 90 jobs. The new Shore Road location brings the total number of McDonald's franchises here to 29, with the first restaurant opening in Belfast in 1991.
Including the latest venue, a total of 10 McDonald's franchises in the province are owned by businessman Des Lamph.
Mr Lamph, who previously worked as a teacher and pharmaceutical salesman, had to work a gruelling 2,000 hours in a McDonald's restaurant, unpaid, before going through a number of interviews to be accepted by the company.
He said: "As a local businessman I'm keen to ensure steady investment and I am pleased to be able to provide over 90 new full and part-time positions for the local area.
"The restaurant will operate from 6am to 12pm, seven days a week, and will provide our customers with the perfect place to enjoy a quality meal and friendly service. The Shore Road restaurant is an exciting customer offering and we are delighted to be immersing ourselves in the local community."
With a seating capacity of 106, the restaurant is one of the larger McDonald's outlets here. It also features a new dual-lane drive thru, which can accommodate in the region of 150 cars per hour.
Touchscreens will be available for ordering and free-to-use tablets will be available for customers to use.