Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; East of Northern Ireland;
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
9 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
21 November 2018
Foreseen end date


McDonald's has announced that it is set to open its new outlet in Northern Ireland which will result in the creation of 100 jobs. The business will be based in Antrim at the town's Junction retail park. The new restaurant will comprise drive thru facilities as well as 110 seats for those choosing to eat in. The latest digital ordering technology will be used and there will be table service. The restaurant is set to open on 21 November 2018, though it is not known when all the new jobs are expected to be filled.



Eurofound (2018), McDonald's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 95736, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95736.