New jobs created after McDonald’s digital makeover

MP Nigel Mills officially reopens the Ripley McDonalds
MP Nigel Mills officially reopens the Ripley McDonalds

The McDonald’s restaurant at Butterley Park has undergone a digital makeover creating new jobs in the area.

The transformation follows significant investment from franchisee Ken Hair to enhance the customer experience.

To improve the speed and ease of ordering, customers now have the option to use one of two self-order kiosks. These allow them to browse the menu, look at nutritional information and personalise their meals, giving people more time to consider their food and drink choices.

Table service has also been introduced to the restaurant, which aims to take the stress out of finding somewhere to sit when carrying food, potentially with children, bags and buggies.

The restaurant which reopened on March 8, also now benefits from a new dual lane Drive-Thru,

Ken Hair has been a franchisee in Derbyshire for 18 years, he owns and operates four restaurants in the area including the one at Butterley Park.

He said: “Since we’ve re-opened we’ve noticed a change in how our patrons are treating our restaurant. Customers who used to pop in for a quick bite to eat are staying longer to make use of the tech we now have on offer.

“These changes have been designed to make our customers’ experience as positive as possible and the new technology benefits everyone – whether that’s providing people with a chance to get to grips with using a tablet in a relaxed environment, or providing mums with an easy way of ordering their food.”