Table service to be introduced at Irish McDonald's restaurants

The new service will be made available at 12 restaurants before rolling out nationwide

McDonald's has announced it is to launch table service in Ireland.

The service is being made available at 12 restaurants before they are rolled out across all of their Irish outlets within the next 18 months.

Customers can order and pay for their food at self-service kiosks and can then have their food delivered by staff.

The first restaurants to receive table service are in Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth and Cork.

Table service was introduced at McDonald's restaurants in the UK earlier this year.

It comes as McDonald's Ireland also launches a 'signature collection' of burgers, with a thicker cut burger and brioche bun.

McDonald’s Director of Operations, Jimmy Edwards, said: “We have invested heavily in recent years to give our customers a great experience in terms of both delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere. 

"We are very much looking forward to extending these innovations across our network of 90 restaurants around Ireland in the coming years.”

McDonald's in Ireland has been making changes to stay relevant amid increased competition in the casual and fast-food market.

Earlier this year, Adrian Crean - managing director of McDonald's Ireland - joined Bobby Kerr on Down to Business to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the company is now facing here.

Table service and the new range of burgers are now available at the following restaurants:

  • Dublin: The Square, Belgard Road, Dublin Airport T1, Donaghmede, Carrickmines and Lucan Drive-Thru
  • Kildare: Naas Drive-Thru
  • Kilkenny: Kilkenny Drive-Thru
  • Louth: Dundalk
  • Cork: Douglas, Ballincollig and Musgrave Park