McDonald's opens huge TWO-STOREY drive-thru in Northern Ireland

McDonald's opens huge TWO-STOREY drive-thru in Northern Ireland

MCDONALD'S have opened a massive two-storey dual-lane drive thru in Belfast.

The restaurant at Knocknagoney, east Belfast, is the first two-storey fast food restaurant in the country and is now open for business.

It can seat 156 customers and has created 65 jobs for the local area, and will be open from 6am everyday until midnight.

The two-storey new-build offers a host of "innovations that deliver not only an even quicker service, but an enhanced customer experience".

Speaking about the investment, franchisee Des Lamph said: "As a businessman I’m keen to ensure steady investment in the local economy and I am pleased to be able to provide over 65 new full and part time positions.

"We offer excellent opportunities for career development and will be developing our own managers from within the business through continuous structured training and education. In addition, we are seeking to employ customer care staff and customer experience leaders who enjoy working with people and creating the ultimate experience for our customers.

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"The restaurant will open daily from 6am and will provide customers with a family friendly environment and the perfect place to enjoy a quality meal and service. 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.

He added: "The Knocknagoney restaurant is in a prime position close to the airport offering an accessible meeting point for both business and leisure visitors to Northern Ireland.

"Digital innovation is at the heart of the new restaurant featuring a host of customer facing technology including eight touch screen kiosks allowing customers to browse the menu, order their food and pay by card or contactless."

The restaurant in Knocknagoney is McDonald's 30th in Northern Ireland, having opened their first site in Belfast in 1991.