THE McDonald's restaurant in Blackpole has reopened today after its closure for renovations.

McDonald's said that the closure was for a restaurant redesign "which promises to deliver a better customer experience for all".

The Blackpole Retail Park restaurant is one of the first McDonald’s ‘Convenience of the Future’ restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

Trevor Smith, McDonald’s franchisee who owns and operates the restaurant, said: “I’m excited that my restaurant on Blackpole Retail Park in Worcester has reopened following a refurbishment, creating a new layout which will improve the experience of my team and our customers.

"We look forward to welcoming our customers, old and new, to enjoy the services we have to offer”

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The restaurant closed its doors on May 31 for 17 days for the renovations.

Ahead of the closure, a leaflet was given to customers at the tills which explained the full details of the closure.

The 'Convenience of the Future' restaurant revamp programme is said to create a more seamless and enjoyable experience for customers.

The restaurant will now offer a separate ‘McDelivery only’ area, which allows delivery drivers to go in and out of a dedicated courier entrance and service area.

This will enable delivery drivers to collect orders more efficiently, reducing congestion in the dining area and giving walk-in takeaway and dining customers more space.

The programme has also seen more of an emphasis on using the McDonald’s App and making smarter use of internal space to enhance the dine-in experience.

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It also features dedicated areas for the different ways to order, along with the removal of the front counters.

Gareth Pearson, McDonald’s UK&I COO said: “The pace of change within the restaurant industry is relentless, and the pandemic accelerated this with digital adoption gathering greater pace.

"Our customers rightly expect to have choice in how and where they order and collect their food, and our job is to ensure that every experience is a great one.

"For this to be the case, we know we also have to provide our restaurant teams and delivery partners with the best possible environment to work in."

In 2022, McDonald’s will introduce Convenience of the Future upgrades in 200 restaurants, with 800 planned over the next four years.