McDonald's to open Great Western Way branch 24 hours a day

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BURGER giant McDonald’s has been granted permission to increase the hours of service at one of its Swindon restaurants.

The fast-food chain put forward an application to Swindon Council’s planning committee to allow its restaurant in Great Western Way to trade for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The application was submitted by local franchisee Paul Booth, who owns eight McDonald’s restaurants across Swindon and Cirencester, and it is expected to create 10 extra jobs before Christmas.

Mr Booth, who opened his first McDonald’s franchise in Swindon in 2001, already has one 24-hour restaurant at Greenbridge Retail park.

The restaurant will go 24-hour on Monday, December 10, although the change in trading will only be in place for a 12-month trial to see how it affects sales.

Mr Booth met with the community and customers to discuss the proposals and 971 people signed an in-restaurant petition, supporting the plans to open longer.

A briefing letter was also hand-delivered to the nearest 500 residential properties.

The restaurant successfully varied its opening hours in 2010, allowing it to trade between the hours of 5am and midnight seven days a week.

Mr Booth said: “I am pleased to announce that as of Monday my restaurant on Great Western Way will be open to our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Extending the opening hours of the restaurant will bring more investment to the town and create around 10 additional jobs, both full and part time, for people living in the area.

“We carried out a large consultation period before submitting our application and we had no negative feedback which is a good sign.

“New employees will have access to McDonald’s leading training and development programmes, as well as the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications ranging from adult certificates in maths and English to a foundation degree in managing business operations.”

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8:22pm Tue 4 Dec 12

tucker81 says...

They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places
They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places tucker81

9:31pm Tue 4 Dec 12

faatmaan says...

'the snack you can eat without ruining your appetite'.

and was this paid for advertising, or the adver doing its extra bit unpaid for prominent local businesses
'the snack you can eat without ruining your appetite'. and was this paid for advertising, or the adver doing its extra bit unpaid for prominent local businesses faatmaan

10:04pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Simples! says...

Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0)
Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0) Simples!

10:15pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Simples! wrote:
Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0)
Yep! sure is! it means authentic Chav food is available in Swinetown 24/7 -yuk!
[quote][p][bold]Simples![/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0)[/p][/quote]Yep! sure is! it means authentic Chav food is available in Swinetown 24/7 -yuk! Malkym

10:18pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Always Grumpy says...

tucker81 wrote:
They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places
There's far worse places to eat. I would sooner eat there than many of the Indian and Chinese restaurants around Swindon or heaven forbid one of the roadside kebab stands.
[quote][p][bold]tucker81[/bold] wrote: They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places[/p][/quote]There's far worse places to eat. I would sooner eat there than many of the Indian and Chinese restaurants around Swindon or heaven forbid one of the roadside kebab stands. Always Grumpy

5:47am Wed 5 Dec 12

I 2 Could B says...

A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones.

As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none.

They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.
A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. [p] As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. [p] They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do. I 2 Could B

8:21am Wed 5 Dec 12

Bobfm , says...

I 2 Could B wrote:
A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones.

As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none.

They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.
It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me?
[quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. [p] As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. [p] They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.[/p][/quote]It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me? Bobfm ,

9:40am Wed 5 Dec 12

Davey Gravey says...

I am partial to a maccy d's double sausage and egg muffin. We are a 24/7 society so if the custom is there why not open all the time?
I am partial to a maccy d's double sausage and egg muffin. We are a 24/7 society so if the custom is there why not open all the time? Davey Gravey

11:58am Wed 5 Dec 12

twasadawf says...

Never had one never will and they call them restaurants my ar*e
Never had one never will and they call them restaurants my ar*e twasadawf

12:09pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Mushymushy says...

twasadawf wrote:
Never had one never will and they call them restaurants my ar*e
What you on about if you have never had one how do you know,or are you just talking out of your arse you arse.
[quote][p][bold]twasadawf[/bold] wrote: Never had one never will and they call them restaurants my ar*e[/p][/quote]What you on about if you have never had one how do you know,or are you just talking out of your arse you arse. Mushymushy

12:57pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Always Grumpy says...

tucker81 wrote:
They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places
I see on another story you have a liking for eating dogs - what does that say about your eating habits i wonder?
[quote][p][bold]tucker81[/bold] wrote: They should all be closed down in the UK, disgusting places[/p][/quote]I see on another story you have a liking for eating dogs - what does that say about your eating habits i wonder? Always Grumpy

1:50pm Wed 5 Dec 12

tucker81 says...

Eating dogs?! I think i said they looked lovely!
Eating dogs?! I think i said they looked lovely! tucker81

2:02pm Wed 5 Dec 12

I 2 Could B says...

Bobfm , wrote:
I 2 Could B wrote: A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.
It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me?
What the libel case where Judge Justice Bell ruled that the gardner and postman had libelled McDonalds and were told to pay £60,000 damages to the company?

They never paid, did they?

Ultimately, nobody is forced to work at McDonalds and nobody is forced to eat there either.

'Shameful' marketing. What, you mean, it works?
[quote][p][bold]Bobfm ,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. [p] As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. [p] They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.[/p][/quote]It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me?[/p][/quote]What the libel case where Judge Justice Bell ruled that the gardner and postman had libelled McDonalds and were told to pay £60,000 damages to the company? [p] They never paid, did they? [p] Ultimately, nobody is forced to work at McDonalds and nobody is forced to eat there either. [p] 'Shameful' marketing. What, you mean, it works? I 2 Could B

2:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Always Grumpy says...

tucker81 wrote:
Eating dogs?! I think i said they looked lovely!
No, delicious was the word you used!
[quote][p][bold]tucker81[/bold] wrote: Eating dogs?! I think i said they looked lovely![/p][/quote]No, delicious was the word you used! Always Grumpy

4:03pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Bobfm , says...

I 2 Could B wrote:
Bobfm , wrote:
I 2 Could B wrote: A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.
It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me?
What the libel case where Judge Justice Bell ruled that the gardner and postman had libelled McDonalds and were told to pay £60,000 damages to the company?

They never paid, did they?

Ultimately, nobody is forced to work at McDonalds and nobody is forced to eat there either.

'Shameful' marketing. What, you mean, it works?
You'd know all about marketing eh - especially advertising without planning permission :-)
[quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobfm ,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: A lot of the hatred towards McDonalds stems from the bizarre dislike that some people have of any multi-national corporations, especially American ones. [p] As pointed out above, in the scheme of things, McDonalds' food quality is relatively high and their hygiene procedures and policies are second to none. [p] They also seem to treat their staff a lot better than many companies do.[/p][/quote]It's not a bizarre dislike, it's a rational dislike based on known facts. Surely even you can recall the court upholding various points against McDonald's in the McLibel case? Not to mention the exposure if their shameful marketing strategies in Supersize Me?[/p][/quote]What the libel case where Judge Justice Bell ruled that the gardner and postman had libelled McDonalds and were told to pay £60,000 damages to the company? [p] They never paid, did they? [p] Ultimately, nobody is forced to work at McDonalds and nobody is forced to eat there either. [p] 'Shameful' marketing. What, you mean, it works?[/p][/quote]You'd know all about marketing eh - especially advertising without planning permission :-) Bobfm ,

5:25pm Wed 5 Dec 12

RichardR1 says...

Nice to see Paul assisting the health of the nation.

I recall when they introduced healthy eating it transpired that their fresh salads had sauces that meant they had more calories than a Big Mac.
Nice to see Paul assisting the health of the nation. I recall when they introduced healthy eating it transpired that their fresh salads had sauces that meant they had more calories than a Big Mac. RichardR1

7:03pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Simples! says...

Malkym wrote:
Simples! wrote:
Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0)
Yep! sure is! it means authentic Chav food is available in Swinetown 24/7 -yuk!
Oh yes. So because chavs eat there it should be closed down. On that basis the entire town centre and all supermarkets and pubs should be closed. Nice one genius!!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simples![/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Cant beat a maccie d's when too tired to cook or nice treat for the kids. ;0)[/p][/quote]Yep! sure is! it means authentic Chav food is available in Swinetown 24/7 -yuk![/p][/quote]Oh yes. So because chavs eat there it should be closed down. On that basis the entire town centre and all supermarkets and pubs should be closed. Nice one genius!! Simples!

7:08pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Simples! says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Nice to see Paul assisting the health of the nation.

I recall when they introduced healthy eating it transpired that their fresh salads had sauces that meant they had more calories than a Big Mac.
So go for the big mac then?!!!
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Paul assisting the health of the nation. I recall when they introduced healthy eating it transpired that their fresh salads had sauces that meant they had more calories than a Big Mac.[/p][/quote]So go for the big mac then?!!! Simples!

8:30am Thu 6 Dec 12

RichardR1 says...

I have been known to, but that wasn't my point. There is an absolutely undeniable correlation between habitual consumption of this type of food and obesity.

As a once in a while meal, not a problem, daily or more clearly will lead to ill health at some point.
I have been known to, but that wasn't my point. There is an absolutely undeniable correlation between habitual consumption of this type of food and obesity. As a once in a while meal, not a problem, daily or more clearly will lead to ill health at some point. RichardR1

12:50pm Thu 6 Dec 12

timt1964 says...

does a mcdonalds really need to be open 24 hours? just another magnet for the vauxhall corsa,no license brigade to stock up on junk food before they speed around the town crashing into lamp posts.
does a mcdonalds really need to be open 24 hours? just another magnet for the vauxhall corsa,no license brigade to stock up on junk food before they speed around the town crashing into lamp posts. timt1964

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