Opening date for new 24-hour McDonald's in Northampton revealed

A McDonald's restaurant will create 100 jobs when it opens in Northampton.

The new restaurant at St James Retail Park - which was once a drive-thru Boots pharmacy - will serve its first customers on Wednesday, October 3.

The new McDonald's restaurant at St James Retail Park

The new McDonald's restaurant at St James Retail Park

It will include self-order kiosks that allow people to browse the menu, look at nutritional information and personalise their meals, giving people more time to consider their selection.

Table service will be available to take the stress out of finding somewhere to sit when carrying food, potentially with children, bags and buggies.

And a new ‘click and collect’ service will also be available through an app that enables customers to order at their own pace, without having to queue.

Franchisee of the new restaurant Perry Akhtar, who now owns and operates eight restaurants across Northamptonshire, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a brand-new restaurant to Northampton.

"It’s fantastic to be able to offer more jobs within the local area with great training opportunities for everyone.

"The new digital kiosks and table service have been designed to make our customers’ experience as positive as possible and we hope to see a fantastic response to these features.

"We are very excited to open our doors to customers and we look forward to seeing customers and staff embracing the new features in this busy part of the city”.