A County Durham branch of the popular fast food restaurant McDonald's has confirmed that it will be closing very soon, to carry out refurbishment works.

Consett's McDonald's on Genesis Way will be closing its doors on Monday, March 25 for refurbishment works and the last opening will be Sunday, March 24.

The announcement comes after delays in the initial refurbishment which were set to take place in October 2023, were extended. 

McDonald’s has announced it will be implementing its 'Convenience of the Future' refurbishment in Consett which will see a new restaurant layout with the latest technology installed in the premises to create a more ‘seamless and enjoyable’ experience at it’s Consett branch.

The Northern Echo: Consett's McDonald's on Genesis Way will be closing its doors

Those in the area who still wish to dine at McDonald's will have to look to Stanley's restaurant on Clifford Road, as their nearest branch.

While McDonalds confirms the temporary closure of their Consett branch, no specific re-opening date has been set.

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Gareth Pearson, McDonald’s Chief Restaurant Officer said: “The pace of change within the restaurant industry is relentless, and the pandemic accelerated this with digital adoption gathering greater pace.

“Our customers rightly expect to have choice in how and where they order and collect their food, and our job is to ensure that every experience is a great one. For this to be the case, we know we also must provide our restaurant teams and delivery partners with the best possible environment to work in.

“We strongly believe we have to continue to invest to grow, and this investment not only addresses how customers are ordering now but provides us with a platform to continue to adapt in the future, whatever that innovation looks like. This is a particularly exciting time to be introducing these upgrades as McDonald’s celebrates its 50th year in the UK.”

McDonalds are the latest food chain to follow, Wetherspoons who have announced that they will be closing their Consett branch, The Company Row for approximately three months beginning this March.