Construction of Chesterfield’s new McDonald’s restaurant begins

The construction of Chesterfield’s new McDonald’s restaurant has started.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 11:49 am

It comes after the fast food chain told the Derbyshire Times last week that the outlet would open near the West Bars roundabout ‘in the coming weeks’.

Sixty-five jobs will be created when the restaurant and drive-thru launches.

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A number of residents have raised concerns about litter and traffic issues as a result of the new McDonald’s – but many others have said it is good to see new life being breathed into the site and jobs being created. Pictures by Brian Eyre.

It will be McDonald’s third outlet in the town.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said they were ‘really excited’ about the new restaurant taking shape, adding: “We’re looking forward to seeing our customers, new and old, enjoy our services.”

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There are currently two McDonald's outlets in Chesterfield – on Low Pavement and at the Alma Leisure Park. Last year, McDonald's said the firm does not plan on closing them when the new restaurant opens.
The site of the new development has lain derelict since 2015 when the old multi-storey car park was knocked down.