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Investment in Rhyl Restaurant Leads to Increased Trade


A Rhyl fast food restaurant has seen an increase in trade since a revamp.

Franchisee Stewart Williams, who owns and operates eight McDonald’s restaurants in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham, including the one on Rhyl High Street, said the recent investment in the site had increased trade.

Late last year the restaurant received a major digital makeover, creating an additional 15 jobs.

Self-order kiosks have been introduced to ensure the ordering process is as quick and easy as possible, while table service has also been introduced.

Mr Williams said he chose to invest in the town due to the positive signs for the future stemming from ongoing public investment in Rhyl from Denbighshire County Council.

He said:

“Customer feedback has so far been positive. I’m pleased to say my recent investment in Rhyl McDonald’s has resulted in an increase in customers to the restaurant.

“I’m really proud to invest in Rhyl and be one of the businesses leading the way in putting more into the local area. The town is improving in all areas at the moment and I predict the new developments will attract more businesses to the area.

“In time the High Street will become more vibrant and attractive to shoppers and will hopefully see an increase in footfall.”

In addition to the work being carried out by Denbighshire County Council on the town’s new waterpark, the refurbishment of the Pavilion Theatre and the opening of 1891, a Premier Inn hotel will be opening in February and work on a 73-bed Travelodge and family restaurant is underway.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire, said:

“It is great to see business owners invest in our county and improve the offer for both residents and visitors.

“The investment the Council is making in Rhyl is already having an impact, with private investment following. This will help create more jobs in Denbighshire and raise household incomes, which will help the local economy grow.

“The new waterpark, which will open early next year, will create 60 jobs and see an additional 350,000 visitors to the town each year. It is great to see businesses gearing up for the increased opportunities this will bring.”