Business expansion
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Ulricehamn, Falköping, Mariestad, Alingsås, Skara, Skövde City, Skövde Norrmalm, Lidköping, Vårgårda
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2018
Foreseen end date
31 May 2019


Food Folks, owner of the McDonald's brand in Sweden, has announced a campaign to recruit 200 new employees. Food Folks is taking control of brand restaurants in Ulricehamn, Falköping, Mariestad, Alingsås, Skara, Skövde City, Skövde Norrmalm, Lidköping and Vårgårda. The recruitments are part of a process to modernise and improve customer experience.

Food Folks is looking to hire new staff to all restaurants in the mentioned areas. The recruitment process has already started for some of the restaurants. The company is aiming to offer a better holistic experience with improved service and better food to its customers. Part of this plan is to offer table service in all restaurants. The restaurants in Ulricehamn and Falköping have already implemented the new concept, and the restaurants in Mariestad and Alingsås will do so during November this year. The remaining restaurants will convert to the new system during 2019.

The recruitments are part of McDonald's long term expansion plan in Sweden, and the service they introduce is part of 'the customer experience of the future'. The company's expansion plan also includes opening more restaurants in Sweden during the coming years.



Eurofound (2018), Food Folk, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 95806, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95806.