Motorway service area operator Roadchef has introduced the first ever McDonald’s Drive Thru on the UK motorway network.
The new site is based at Roadchef Durham, which is located on the A1 at junction 61 and welcomes more than 1.3 million motorists through its doors each year.
Around 20 jobs have been created by the opening, including trained crew members, customer service and management roles.
Customers on the move will now have access to the full McDonald’s menu, while a dine-in option is also available.
Mark Fox, CEO of Roadchef CEO, said: “We are very excited to announce the opening of the first ever McDonald’s Drive Thru at a motorway services, right here in the North East. Our team put a lot of time and resources into making our facilities the very best they can be for customers, ensuring we are able to de-stress and delight road users across the country.”
Roadchef has recently been recognised as the best of the big three motorway service operators in the country, with its Norton Canes services voted the number one choice by road users responding to the independent Transport Focus survey.
Popular restaurant brands located at Roadchef include Costa, Leon, Spar and Chozen Noodle. Its own-branded offerings include Fresh Food Café and Restbite.
Across its 30 locations, Roadchef operates 91,000 square feet of catering, 41,000 square feet of retail, 15,000 square feet grocery and 695 hotel bedrooms.