Posted: Tue 20th Jun 2023

McDonald’s announces new “dark kitchen” to meet local delivery demand in Wrexham for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 20th, 2023

A major fast food chain is set to open a new delivery kitchen to help meet local demand.

McDonald’s is currently recruiting for its new venue, on Rhosddu Industrial Estate, which contrary to some reports is not a restaurant and thus will not be open to the public.

Similar so called ‘dark kitchens’ have already been set up across the country in a bid to meet the huge demand for the McDelivery service.

Currently online and app orders are dealt with in the Chirk and city centre restaurants, with delivery drivers collecting the food from the sites. Such deliveries have created long documented issues on Egerton Street and elsewhere.

Instead the dark kitchen – also commonly known as cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens or delivery only kitchens – which looks and feels exactly the same as all of the other kitchens up and down the country – prepares and delivers orders to customers.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the new Wrexham delivery kitchen is opening later in the summer to help nearby restaurants meet the demand from McDelivery orders.

“The opening will ensure that restaurants in the surrounding area can continue to provide the service and convenience that our customers expect, while ensuring that McDelivery customers have a great experience.”

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