Backing local business: Priti opens the newly refurbished McDonald’s in Tollgate

Posted on: 2nd November 2018 Category: Local News

Priti Patel MP was delighted to join McDonald’s owner and Managing Director Craig Newnes at the opening of his newly refurbished store in Tollgate [Tuesday 30 October 2018].

The Tollgate area in Stanway has seen rapid growth and development over the last ten years including a growing customer base for the local branch of McDonalds. Recent growth in the area has brought in many new customers and McDonald’s Managing Director, Craig Newnes, has invested in the refurbishment of this local branch.

The restaurant closed on 2 September 2018 for a major refurbishment which has seen an extension to the restaurant and a brand new kitchen installed. The branch will be open to the public from 12 noon on the 30 October 2018.

At the opening, Priti said:

“I would like to thank Craig for his continued support of Tollgate and Stanway. By investing in this significant refurbishment locally, Craig continues to support the local economy whilst providing local jobs and investment in the area.  It is a pleasure to join him and his impressive team to officially open the new restaurant and see the works that have taken place in the restaurant and kitchen.”

“Stanway continues to thrive and grow and new services and amenities are in high demand locally. I applaud Craig Newnes for making this important investment.”

“The restaurant is a fantastic testament to the small business culture we have in Essex and I wish Craig and his team every success for the future.”

Craig Newnes, Managing Director at Tollgate McDonald’s, said:

“This is an exciting time. The restaurant has been extended at the front to double our seat count to 160. The design is outstanding and I know my valued customers are going to love it.”

“I am going to be recruiting even more staff and the refurbishment will see 25 new jobs being created alongside the 160 staff we already have in Tollgate.”

“As a Colchester Ambassador, I am so proud of my staff and managers and the future looks great for us all at McDonald’s.”


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