Revamp leads to 10 new posts

Work underway at the Burn Road Mcdonald's
Work underway at the Burn Road Mcdonald's

A MAJOR refurbishment of a fast food restaurant is set to lead to 10 new jobs.

McDonald’s, in Burn Road, Hartlepool, is undergoing a £600,000 revamp to give the restaurant a “fresh new look”.

Work has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks and bosses say it is set to be finished by next Monday, with a mix of 10 full and part-time positions created.

Refurbishment work at the store, which was closed temporarily but is now open, has included improvements to the inside, a new drive through and a new roof.

The store was the first to open in town in 1992 and the chain also has restaurants off Marina Way, in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre and at the services near Wolviston, on the edge of town.

A McDonald’s spokesman: “Our restaurant in Burn Road, which first opened in 1992, is currently undergoing a £600,000 refurbishment, with the interior of the restaurant receiving a fresh new look.

“We are really pleased to be able to invest in Hartlepool and this investment will allow us to create a further 10 jobs for local people.”

The restaurant was closed temporarily, but has now reopened and all work is expected to be completed by Monday, October 22.

The McDonald’s spokesman said employment opportunities will include both full and part-time positions and the new recruits will have access to McDonald’s training schemes.

The firm invests more than £30m in training employees based in the UK.

The refurbishment of the Burn Road store is part of a nationwide programme which will see every restaurant revamped by the beginning of 2013.

Bosses say their plans are on track.