Illinois-based McDonald’s opens at Cameron Toll shopping centre creating 80 jobs

Published: 13 February 2017

Illinois-based fast food giant McDonald’s has opened its 14th outlet in Edinburgh, at Cameron Toll shopping centre. A spokesperson for the business explains more…

Your business in brief?

In Scotland, McDonald’s employs around 9,700 people directly, providing them with the opportunities, training and support they need to advance their careers.

The city of Edinburgh has a thriving retail sector that we are proud to be part of. We’ve operated in the city for over 20 years, establishing a close relationship with our customers and the local residents

, Spokesperson, McDonald's

 

McDonald’s indirectly supports 2,300 jobs through our supply chain network, including major suppliers such as Arla Foods in Dumfries and Galloway, McCain in Montrose and Smith Anderson in Kirkcaldy, who supply all paper bags for McDonald’s restaurants in the UK. Smith Anderson is McDonald’s longest-serving supplier in the UK, employing more than 200 people in Kirkcaldy. 

What makes Edinburgh attractive for you?

The new restaurant at Edinburgh's Cameron Toll shopping centre has created 80 local jobs.

The city of Edinburgh has a thriving retail sector that we are proud to be part of. We’ve operated in the city for over 20 years, establishing a close relationship with our customers and the local residents during this time.

We identified Cameron Toll area as a location where we believe we can provide positive investment, local jobs and become a real asset to the community. 

Our new restaurant features state-of-the-art technology designed to transform the customer experience, from self-order kiosks to Wi-Fi charging docks and table service. 

What presence do you have here? How many jobs will be created?

We currently operate 14 restaurants in the city of Edinburgh, employing between 80-120 people per restaurant. The new restaurant at Cameron Toll has created 80 local jobs. 

How do you support local communities? 

McDonald’s is also an official partner of the SFA, supporting grassroots football through the delivery of free kits, local community football days and recognising volunteers at an annual awards night.

Scotland-based businesses sell almost £90 million of goods and services into the McDonald’s supply chain, including seed potatoes, milk and beef every year.

McDonald’s has also been an official partner of the Scottish Football Association for over 15 years, supporting grassroots football through the delivery of free kits, local community football days and recognising volunteers at our annual Grassroots Awards night in Hampden.

As a founding member of anti-litter charity Love Where You Live, and a partner of Keep Scotland Beautiful, we’re committed to tackling litter, with hundreds of restaurant employees involved in clean-up events across the country each year!

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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