McDONALD’s are creating up to 65 new jobs with the opening of a new restaurant at junction 14 on the M8 at Fermoy.
The new restaurant will operate 24 hours a day.
With an initial investment of €2 million, the restaurant is operated by franchisee Chris Pim, who also operates McDonald’s restaurants in Kilkenny, Dungarvan, and Cashel.
Features of the new Fermoy restaurant include table service, indoor kids digital play table, and a host of digital innovations such as touch-screen ordering.
The 65-seat restaurant, located at the Circle K forecourt at junction 14 off the M8, brings to 91 the total number of McDonald’s restaurants operating in Ireland.
Mr Pim said, “I am really excited to bring this new restaurant to the Cork area. I am particularly pleased to be able to provide over 65 new full and part-time positions, with more to come in the future.
“McDonald’s offers excellent opportunities for career development and as always, we will be developing our own managers from within the business through continuous, structured training and education. In addition, we are seeking to employ customer care staff and customer experience leaders who enjoy working with people and creating the ultimate experience for our customers.”
Among the guests were the students of St Colman’s College, Fermoy, performing their hit charity single Lean on Me.
Digital innovation is included in the new restaurant, which features customer-facing technology all designed with changing customer needs in mind. These include self-order kiosks and Samsung Galaxy tablets which can be used to surf the web, keeping up to date on the latest news headlines, or to play games.