,UK

McDonald’s to hire 20,000 workers, eyes 50 new restaurants in UK & Ireland

It currently employs more than 130,000 crew members in the two countries.

McDonald’s announced plans to recruit 20,000 workers and open 50 new restaurants in the UK and Ireland, amidst the industry’s growing concerns about labour shortages after Brexit and COVID-19.

The fast food giant said the additions were not replacing jobs lost throughout the pandemic but were being driven by an expansion drive, and in anticipation of increased crew capacity as part of changing government guidelines on the coronavirus.

“There is no doubt the pandemic has had a huge impact on many people’s employment opportunities and threatened the future of high streets up and down the country,” Paul Pomroy, the chief executive of McDonald’s UK and Ireland, said

“Our 1,400 restaurants are run by 200 local franchisees, which means we have a personal stake in every one of our communities. It’s a big responsibility, and the moves we’ve announced today reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the local communities and economies we serve,” he added.

McDonald’s currently employs more than 130,000 crew members in the UK and Ireland.

Join QSRMedia UK community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

Cost, staff and supply pressures continue to mount.
The company is understood to be in advanced discussions with potential advisers.
21% of shoppers expect to focus more on saving money rather than quality next year.
But most think there will be less compliance.
The company is looking to open additional sites in Westfield Stratford, Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate​​, Kings Road, and Ealing.
The London-based company currently has 25 locations open in four countries in Europe and the Middle East.
The company is urging guests to eat more plant-based items by offering a free vegan side until November.
Franchisee The Adil Group says more openings are slated for this year.
The company offers delivery-only food brands to neighbourhood restaurants.
The company is looking to open around 45 new sites over the next five years.
The chain will open its first 'net-zero' restaurant in Shropshire next month.
It wants to establish 100 sites in the country in the next three years.