Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Fast food giant McDonald's has announced plans to create 5,000 more positions in the UK. The move will see the opening of 25 new restaurants. Existing sites will also be extending their opening hours and new staff will be required to meet this demand. The decision to create new jobs is being seen as an indicator of confidence in the UK economy following the vote to leave the EU. All jobs will be permanent and include a mix of full-time and part-time positions. The jobs are expected to be filled by the end of 2017, which will bring the UK workforce of McDonald's up to 115,000. 


  • 27 July 2016: BBC Website
  • 27 July 2016: The Guardian


Eurofound (2016), McDonald's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88334, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88334.