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Over 25 years of McDonald’s projects

Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s restaurants have been carrying out an extensive programme of new build developments along with modifications to existing stores, all over the country. In 2018 alone, we supplied our cladding systems to McDonald’s building contractors for over 125 of these projects.

Eurobrick has been a long standing supplier for McDonald’s restaurants since the chain’s major UK expansion in the early 1990’s. Many hundreds of Drive Thru’ restaurants were constructed in a short space of time and our cladding has now been installed on over 850 outlets, with the first being in East Ham, London in 1992. The majority of the buildings were and remain prefabricated and factory built, often including the installation of the brick slip cladding. The units are transported to site and craned into position. Our brick cladding is ideal for this fast track offsite construction method, as it is lightweight, robust, quick and easy to install as well as being low maintenance.

Generally, our X-Clad system is used and faced with brick slips, such as those used at the Coulby Newham store that underwent modifications. The brick slip cladding on this restaurant was installed by ML Brickwork (Southern), one of our approved installers, on behalf of the contractors, Marcon Fitout.

Pictured: Coulby Newham store

Mark James CBS Ltd have been fitting our systems since 2005 and continue to work on projects for McDonald’s, including one in Caernarfon using Rustic Cream brick slips from our Britannia Range. They also added a beverage cell and freezer chiller extension to the side of the original building at another restaurant in South Harrow.

Pictured: Caernarfon store extension
Pictured: South Harrow store extension

DSM Roofing Ltd have completed many McDonald’s stores over recent years including a new restaurant in Dunbar which was finished with specially cut St. Bees Red Rubbed stone slips and our red mortar. The new build restaurant in Rawthenstall was also finished with stone to meet planning requirements. Fortunately, our systems can be adapted for stone slips so the required Fletcher Bank stone finish in Rawthenstall was no problem.

Pictured: Dunbar store (left) and Rawthenstall store (right)

The finishes being installed today, range from the recognisable brick colours of the early restaurants through to specially cut or manufactured stone slips used on some of the new stores.

Director, Richard Haines, said,

“We are really proud of our long term association with McDonald’s Restaurants and its contractors. It’s been over 25 years now and the fact that we continue to supply our systems as part of a palette of modern finishes shows their versatility and speaks volumes about the quality of our products”.