McDonald’s goes high-tech with restaurant revamp

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A McDonald’s in Northampton has been given a high-tech makeover as part of what is believed to be an “extensive” refurbishment programme by the fast food chain in the UK.

The “bold transformation” of the store on the town’s high street will officially be unveiled to customers on March 19 following the overhaul.

McDonald’s has been operating in Northampton since 1981, but has never before undergone a refurb of this scale.

The restaurant will now feature new self-service kiosks, digital menu boards and tablet computers, according to the Northants Herald & Post.

Employees at the restaurant will benefit from improved kitchen facilities and a new ‘crew room’ with comfortable seating, a television and a computer.

It said many of the new features from the restaurant will begin to appear in other McDonald’s restaurants across the country in coming months.

Local franchisee Perry Akhtar, who owns and operates six restaurants across the county, was quoted as saying: “High streets are undoubtedly having a tough time at the moment, so we’re thrilled to be able to play a part in the re-generation of the area and bring an extra boost to the economy here in Northampton.

“Staying ahead of customer expectations is vital and the new technology we’ve introduced in this restaurant recognises the way people live their lives today.”

The revamp of the restaurant has created an additional 20 jobs.

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