They're lovin' it! McDonald's in Ely is opened - three weeks later than planned

PUBLISHED: 12:14 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:14 17 May 2017

McDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: McDonalds

McDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: McDonalds

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McDonald's in Ely has opened - three weeks later than originally planned.

McDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: Mike RouseMcDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: Mike Rouse

The fast-food giant opened its doors at the Ely Leisure Village at 10.30am today (May 17) after failing to launch on April 26 because of a “third party issue”.

The new restaurant boasts indoor and outdoor seating, touch-screen ordering kiosks and has welcomed a workforce of 130, in anticipation of a busy summer.

Deputy mayor of Ely, Councillor Mike Rouse, who was one of the first customers through the door, said: “We’ve waited a long time for this. Why shouldn’t our families have the chance for this rather than going elsewhere?

McDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: McDonaldsMcDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: McDonalds

“We’ve got a destination emerging here – from sport, eventually, seeing a film or having a burger or anything else that’s on offer here. It’s a huge investment.”

The opening of McDonald’s comes five days after the Leisure Village’s new six screen Cineworld complex opened its doors to the public.

McDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: Mike RouseMcDonald's opened at the Ely Leisure Centre today (May 17). PHOTO: Mike Rouse

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