Business expansion
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 August 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2018
Foreseen end date


McDonald's, the fast food retailer, will be opening a new outlet in Northampton which will result in the creation of 100 new jobs. The new restaurant, on the St James Retail Park, will include facilities not common to all McDonald's such as table service in the restaurant, a click and collect feature to eliminate the need for queuing, as well as a drive thru service. The new business is set to open in October 2018 with the recruitment expected to take place in advance of the opening.

Two years ago, the group announced the creation of 5,000 jobs in the UK following the opening of 25 new restaurants.



Eurofound (2018), McDonald's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94839, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94839.