The UK operations of giant food chain McDonald's announced it is hiring 5,000 workers this year as the food chain continues to register positive sales growth driven by the shift in consumer buying habits after it introduced its super value meal concept
Fast food giant McDonald's is doing good business in the United Kingdom as it plans to hire 5,000 more employees this year. McDonald's UK employs over 70,000 workers all over the country .
Last year the UK operations made over $4.5 billion income representing 6% increase over the previous year's figure. Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald's UK, said: "We have out-performed the market and have now achieved two years of double digit growth.
"In 2009 we thought we’d create 4,000 new jobs, in fact we created 6,000. This year we expect our growth to create another 5,000 new jobs, taking UK employee numbers up to 85,000."
He added: "These are good jobs, and because we hire a lot of school leavers, graduates and, increasingly, unemployed people, they are often an important step back onto the career ladder."
McDonald's continued sales growth in UK could be traced to the shifting of eating habits of consumers who now prefers low-cost and super value meals due to the economic downturn that hit UK harder than other countries in the region.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal