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Swindon Advertiser: What a McGreat job for Chris What a McGreat job for Chris

THE manager of the town centre McDonald’s is hoping for an Olympic performance as he heads to London to play his part in the Games.

Chris Lawrence, 24, is going to be the business manager of the McDonald’s restaurant in the heart of the Olympics’ Athlete Village.

The 24-hour tented restaurant in the Village will serve the world’s top athletes when they are feeling peckish, and Chris is hoping to bump into world record sprinter Usain Bolt, who has been reported to like his chicken nuggets.

“It would be great to meet all of the athletes if they come in,” he said. “I am really excited about the prospect.”

McDonald’s will also have a 3,000 square-metre restaurant built in Stratford, east London for the event, stretched over two floors and equivalent to half the length of an American football field.

The restaurant will have with 1,500 seats and will employ 470 staff to serve 50,000 Big Macs, 100,000 portions of fries and 30,000 milkshakes during the London Games.

Chris has worked for McDonald’s for eight years and been manager of the town centre restaurant for two-and-a-half years. He had to go through a number of interview processes including a team building exercise where he had to guide his team to put up a tent up while they were blindfolded.

He said: “It is definitely a once in a life time experience and I am really looking forward to it.”

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12:32pm Wed 11 Jul 12

ManWithCar says...

Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits.
Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits. ManWithCar
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2:22pm Wed 11 Jul 12

PJC says...

ManWithCar wrote:
Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits.
They have got big green chairs in the window so passers by can gawp at you though.....
[quote][p][bold]ManWithCar[/bold] wrote: Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits.[/p][/quote]They have got big green chairs in the window so passers by can gawp at you though..... PJC
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11:53pm Thu 12 Jul 12

McDonald's Swindon says...

ManWithCar wrote:
Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits.
Dear ManWithCar,

I was very dissapointed to read your comments regarding our Town Centre Restaurant, and sorry to hear that you have not had the outstanding experience that we aim to provide to each of our guests.

If you wish to discuss this in more detail or provide us with further feedback regarding your visit, then please do not hesitate to contact me at 00115@uk.mcd.com
[quote][p][bold]ManWithCar[/bold] wrote: Let's hope the service is better there than the town centre then. Every time I go in (which is as little as possible) the queues are awful, the staff c*ck up nearly every order and the place looks a tip! The definition of fast food is stretched to its' absolute limits.[/p][/quote]Dear ManWithCar, I was very dissapointed to read your comments regarding our Town Centre Restaurant, and sorry to hear that you have not had the outstanding experience that we aim to provide to each of our guests. If you wish to discuss this in more detail or provide us with further feedback regarding your visit, then please do not hesitate to contact me at 00115@uk.mcd.com McDonald's Swindon
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