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New McDonalds drive-thru coming to Clay Cross

The new drive-thru is expected to open in September
The new drive-thru is expected to open in September

A new McDonalds drive-thru in Clay Cross is set to open in September.

Developer St Modwen has agreed to sell land at its 200-acre Egstow Park development to McDonalds.

The fast food chain will be developing a single storey drive-thru restaurant on Derby Road, in a project that is expected to create up to 60 full and part time jobs.

The restaurant is part of a larger development with 825 new homes as well as a neighbourhood centre, retail units, green open space and woodland. It also includes up to 20 acres of commercial development.

Gregg Titley, Development Director at St Modwen, said: "The recent deal with McDonalds expands the offering at Egstow Park, bringing more choice to nearby residents.

"The addition of the fast food restaurant also creates jobs for local people and will further the sense of community we've helped to generate.

"The restaurant complements the existing Marston's pub we've developed and will be a welcome addition to those who will reside on the development once the first phase is complete."

John Robson, Senior Acquisitions Surveyor at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd, added: "We're very pleased to have concluded the purchase of our site in Egstow Park.

"Work has now started on site and we are looking forward to launching our new drive thru restaurant, which is due to open to the public this September."