The future is here.
While the robots haven’t exactly taken over just yet, two of Cork’s busiest McDonald’s outlets have had a cutting-edge makeover.
The Winthrop Street and St Patrick Street restaurants, both owned by John Blake, have received major digital investments worth €2m to improve the customer experience.
And they are very cool indeed.
Firstly, to improve the speed and ease of ordering, customers will now have the option to use one of the restaurant’s self-order kiosks.
You can browse the menu, review nutritional information and personalise your meal, giving you more time to consider whether you want a Bic Mac or a Chicken Legend.
New dedicated dining room hosts will ensure the ordering process is as quick and easy as possible.
Table service will also be introduced to take the hassle out of finding somewhere to sit when carrying food, especially with kids, bags and buggies.
On-site charging points are now available for mobile devices, so you can fire up your battery on the move, and Samsung Galaxy tablets are now available to diners too, so you can surf the web, keep up to date on the latest news headlines or play games while you eat.
The new additions spell good news for jobs too; the Winthrop Street restaurant underwent a refurbishment of €1.3m with 15 new jobs created, while €700,000 was spent on upgrading the restaurant on Patrick Street, where a further five roles are being created.