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McDonald's to create 1,000 UK manager posts

Fast food giant McDonald's is creating 1,000 new managers' jobs across the UK following its "excellent" start to the year.

The US company said it needed more managers over the coming months as it continued to refurbish its restaurants, upgrade kitchens and press ahead with new technology such as self-order screens.

The firm announced a 5.5% increase in global sales for the first quarter of 2018, with a 0.8% rise in the number of customers.

Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK, said: "We have enjoyed an excellent start to 2018, thanks to ongoing investment in our restaurant experience and our people, delivering 48 consecutive quarters of sales and guest count growth."

Some workers in five McDonald's sites - Manchester, Cambridge, Crayford, south-east London, and two in Watford - will go on strike on today over pay.

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union will picket the stores. Mr Pomroy said none of those stores would close.

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