Clifton has received a significant investment boost with a new drive-thru McDonald’s restaurant on Clifton Lane, creating 80 new jobs for the local community.
Players from the Nottingham Panthers, including their captain David Clarke, will officially open the new restaurant on Wednesday (3rd June) at 10:30am.
The new restaurant will feature one of McDonald’s new state-of-the-art designs and offer digital menu boards and tablet computers on some the restaurant tables for customer to enjoy while they dine.
It will be one of the first McDonald’s in the area to offer customers the option to either use the traditional till services or new innovative self-order kiosks where customers can browse through the menu and order at their leisure.
Local McDonald’s franchisee Jerry Nicholls, who will operate the restaurant, now runs six restaurants in the locality. He said: “We’re delighted to be bringing 80 new jobs to the Clifton area and to be able to provide a greater level of convenience to our customers.
“As a local businessman, I’m keen to ensure steady investment in the local area and I’m very pleased to be able to offer exciting employment opportunities through the creation of a significant number of new jobs.
“Investing in the development of our staff is at the core of our business. Ensuring our staff have a good learning ladder of opportunities ahead of them not only benefits their careers but also helps us deliver consistently high levels of customer service.”
Panthers captain, David Clarke, said: “We’ve known these guys for many years and they know what they’re doing. They’re big on community support too and that’s another good fit for us as a professional sports team which itself supports the community. On top of all that, new jobs for Clifton can’t be bad. It’s a win-win.”
Panthers general manager, Gary Moran, added: “Jerry Nicholls and his team at McDonald’s in the Nottingham area are a proven business success story and the Nottingham Panthers are proud to be associated with them as partners and sponsors of the club. Team work is important in our sport and it is clearly just as important to Jerry and his work force. We wish them every success in their new venture.”
All staff employed at the restaurant will have access to McDonald’s industry leading training and development programmes, as well as the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications ranging from adult certificates in Maths and English, Level 2 apprenticeships, to a Foundation degree in Managing Business Operations.