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A NEW McDonald’s is to open in Port Glasgow and create around 100 new jobs.

Seven other central-belt branches of the popular burger chain are also earmarked for a major face-lift as part of a massive £4m makeover.

Steve Tomlin runs the  popular franchise is expanding across the central belt.

Restaurants in Clydebank, Balloch, Anniesland in Glasgow, and Greenock are all being revamped with updates to their technology.

This includes touchscreens, self-order machines and other updates that have been added under the brand’s new enhanced customer experience.

The restaurants will also have improved kitchen layouts and a larger menu range introduced over the course of the next few years.

The expansion and improvements programme follows the opening of a new McDonald’s at the Great Western Road Retail Park on the A82 last year which created 90 new jobs.

Branches are set for a makeover

Branches are set for a makeover

Leven Vale Restaurants, a successful Clydebank-based franchise business run by Steve Tomlin, has secured nearly £4m of funding from HSBC to improve its McDonald’s restaurants.

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The deal will see the new restaurant open in Port Glasgow at the end of October and the refurbishment of several other diners.

Grant Bett, Relationship Director at HSBC in Scotland, said: “Steve has exciting plans for his business as he looks to add to his portfolio and improve the restaurants he currently has, to the benefit of the local economies.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support this growth through a loan and debt refinance package and look forward to seeing where it helps take the business next.”

Steve Tomlin added: “The package HSBC put together was fantastic.

“It was more than just financial support, they offered well-being seminars for staff and group meetings throughout the process.

“The ambition of the bank overall matched our own and we’re thrilled with the support we’ve had from Grant and his team to date.”

Source: The Scottish Sun

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