60 jobs for Kilkenny with opening of new McDonalds outlet

McDonald’s Ireland has officially opened its new ‘drive-thru’ restaurant on the outskirts of Kilkenny City.

McDonald’s has invested €3m in the new development, which has created 60 new jobs.

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Irish and Leinster Rugby player Sean O’Brien was on hand to officially open the new outlet, which will replace the existing McDonald’s restaurant on Patrick St, Kilkenny, which closed earlier this year. Themed ‘Spirit of Family’, it features self-order kiosks, Samsung Galaxy tablets, an interior play area and a birthday party room, and is the first of its kind in Ireland.

The delivery of 60 new jobs is the latest phase in McDonald’s expansion plans and commitment to creating 700 new jobs and open 12 new restaurants, investing over €20m in McDonald’s Ireland by the end of 2015.