Barking McDonald’s reopens with new technology

Barking McDonald's franchisee Zulfikar Somji with his staff

Barking McDonald's franchisee Zulfikar Somji with his staff - Credit: Archant

A fast-food restaurant has reopened in Barking town centre following a revamp.

Barking franchisee Zulfikar Somji inside his revamped restaurant

Barking franchisee Zulfikar Somji inside his revamped restaurant - Credit: Archant

The McDonald’s outlet in East Street now boasts self-order kiosks, allowing customers to browse the entire menu before going to a specially-designated area to pick up their order.

In the kitchens, new lay-outs and increased technology mean meals will be made specially to order for customers, with every burger and wrap freshly-prepared.

Free-to-use tablets have also been installed at some tables for customers who want to check their newsfeeds and emails, following the October 3 relaunch.

The restaurant is one of the first in the area to undergo a transformation but the eatery in Dagenham Leisure Park is also set for a similar makeover this year.


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“Technology has a huge role to play in all walks of life, including our customers’ eating out experience, so the new tech we’ve introduced recognises the way people live their lives today,” said franchisee Zulfikar Somji, whose nine restaurants contribute £8.2 million to the local economy.

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