Roadchef introduces first motorway McDonald’s drive through

The UK’s third largest motorway service area operators, Roadchef has introduced the first ever McDonald’s 'drive thru' to be located on the UK motorway network.

The Drive Thru McDonald's has created 20 new joibs at Roadchef Durham, which is situated on the A1 at junction 61 and welcomes over 1.3m million motorists every year. It also offers a dine-in option for those wishing to take a break from driving.

The new 'drive thru' joins other brands at the service area, including WHSmith, Costa and a Days Inn Hotel.

Aga Edwards, Site Director at Roadchef Durham, said, We’re thrilled to now be able to offer our customers the option of a Drive Thru McDonald’s at Roadchef Durham, offering an incredibly convenient option for those on the go.

'Whether passing through on a daily commute or taking a break from a long journey, we provide a quick and easy place to grab a coffee or a meal for the whole family.”

Mark Fox, Roadchef CEO, added, “We are very excited to announce the opening of the first ever McDonald’s Drive Thru at a motorway services, right here in the North East.

'Our team put a lot of time and resources into making our facilities the very best they can be for customers, ensuring we are able to de-stress and delight road users across the country.”

Roadchef operates 30 motorway service areas in 21 locations in the UK. It's the third largest motorway service area operator behind Moto and Welcome Break and followed by Extra.