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McDonald’s has arrived in Wincanton!

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 21:17
By McDonald's press release

McDonald's Wincanton just before it opened for the first time

A brand-new 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant opened in Wincanton today, 10th February 2021, next door to The Wagtail on Lawrence Hill, creating 65 full and part-time positions for the local community. With the addition of this restaurant, local franchisee Sarah Lloyd will now own and operate three restaurants including those in Sparkford and Amesbury.

For now, the new restaurant will be operating as Drive-Thru” only, with dine-in and walk-in takeaway paused across all McDonald’s restaurants whilst any additional enhanced safety measures are reviewed and verified. Click & Serve through the My McDonald’s app will also be available at this new restaurant.

“We are delighted to be expanding our operation into Wincanton and we’re so looking forward to seeing our new and existing local customers at the restaurant. We’d like to thank all of our customers in advance for their support and patience as we operate safely during lockdown restrictions.”

 - Sarah Lloyd, Local McDonald’s franchisee

The new restaurant will boast all the latest innovations from McDonald’s, focused on improving and enhancing the restaurant experience for customers. Once dining areas re-open, self-service kiosks mean visitors can order at a speed that suits them, while easily accessing nutritional information and making informed food choices. Digital menu boards will also be displayed at the Drive-Thru.

The My McDonald’s app will be available to use at the restaurant, allowing customers to order and pay for their meal ahead of time. The app sends a notification to the kitchen as soon as customers are within 100m of the restaurant, meaning all orders are prepared fresh on arrival. The app also allows customers to save their favourite orders and customise burgers, as well as offering users the chance to collect digital McCafé loyalty points.

Earlier this year, McDonald’s closed its UK and Ireland restaurants as the country faced the start of the COVID-19 crisis. A number of safety measures have been put in place to help keep crew safe, including Perspex screens, temperature checks at the start of each shift, maintaining a 2-metre distance from others as much as possible, face coverings, regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser. As guidance changes, we continue to revisit and adapt our approach, but the safety and wellbeing of employees and customers will always be our number one priority.


Posts: 1
Reply #1 on : Wed February 17, 2021, 14:09:59
Now we have to suffer their boxes dumped over the Vale by ignorant litter louts.
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Reply #2 on : Fri March 19, 2021, 14:40:00
I agree and wrote to McDonalds only a few days ago as we are in the Frome area and exactly the same. They say they have their own 'litter pickers' out on site, etc. Surely someone can come up with an idea e.g. bring in a bag of McDonalds litter and get a free burger or whatever it is they sell. We even thought they should have their car reg stamped on container. Whatever it is McDonalds in their reply to me say they care about the environment but many of their customers do not.
Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 14:41:19 by GillyFlower  
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Reply #3 on : Fri March 19, 2021, 17:25:33
I need to make sure my comment did not imply McDonalds said their customers do not care about litter - I am saying this - that many of their customers do not care.
Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 17:28:31 by GillyFlower  

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