Going green is not small fry

A GLASGOW fast food restaurant is boosting its green credentials with a £650,000 revamp.

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It is being spearheaded by Evening Times Streets Ahead green campaigner, Arlene Marsella, who is the business manager at McDonald's in Trongate.

The redesigned restaurant is the first of the chain's outlets in Scotland to receive an innovative 'graffiti' and 'grunge' decor, which the firm says "reflects modern urban art".

Ms Marsella said: "The redesign programme created about 10 jobs and we have already had a great response from customers to the changes."

The makeover includes the introduction of a range of energy efficient measures, including water saving toilets, low energy hand dryers, LED spotlights and energy-saving external signage.

And the company says new and existing staff will benefit from improved kitchen facilities and a new 'crew room' with comfortable seating, a television and a computer.

The Trongate McDonald's is also among the first in Scotland to showcase the company's new uniform, designed by leading British fashion designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and their team, Hemingway Design.

All the work is part of a continuing refurbishment programme, which will see nearly all McDonald's restaurants across Scotland get the new modern look by the end of next month.

And the new-look restaurants offer varied seating options, free WiFi and a transformed menu.

From Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, made with organic British milk, to a range of salads, wraps and deli sandwiches, the fresh menu caters to a wide variety of tastes.

ewan.fergus@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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