McDonald’s staff saddling up for charity day

Self-order kiosks at McDonald's in Shiptonthorpe
Self-order kiosks at McDonald's in Shiptonthorpe

Staff at a fast food restaurant in Shiptonthorpe will be using their pedal power to raise money for charity.

McDonald’s in Shiptonthorpe will join all the McDonald’s in the UK on Saturday by holding a charity day to raise much needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.

Gearing up...Staff at McDonald's in Shiptonthorpe

Gearing up...Staff at McDonald's in Shiptonthorpe

Staff at the restaurant are gearing up to take part in a bike ride on an exercise bike in the restaurant between 7am and 7pm and are riding the mileage equivalent of Shiptonthorpe to the Ronald McDonald House Charities House in Manchester and back again.

They will also be wearing fancy dress for the day.

In addition, the restaurant will be donating £1 for every customer transaction between 1pm and 2pm.

Franchisee Mike O’Reilly, who runs the restaurant, said: “We’re really excited to be involved in trying to raise funds for such a worthy charity, who help families across the UK at a particularly difficult time. We hope that as many customers as possible will come and support us.”

Meanwhile, self-order kiosks have been installed at the restuarant, which is one of just 50 restaurants out of 1,220 McDonald’s in the UK to be fitted with the equipment.

The kiosks enable customers to place their order themselves at one of four kiosk points that are positioned in the dining area and then pick-up their order at a collection point.