Business expansion
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire CC
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

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 January 2019
Employment effect (start)
23 January 2019
Foreseen end date


A new McDonald's restaurant is due to open in Bedford resulting in the creation of 120 jobs. In common with other new McDonald's, the business will incorporate the latest digital ordering systems including an app and a self-order kiosk. Table service will also be available. Jobs are being offered to suit people with different demands on their time including students or those who have caring commitments. The new business is set to open on 23 January 2019. In 2018, the fast food company launched five new restaurants across the UK, creating 510 jobs in total.



Eurofound (2019), McDonald's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96609, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96609.