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McDonald’s to open it’s 1,000th restaurant in Melton South in Victoria

McDonald’s to open its 1,000th store in Australia – and the cutting-edge super green Melbourne restaurant will use solar panels, fibre cutlery and renewable energy

  • McDonald’s is set to open its 1,000th restaurant following 50 years in Australia
  • Fast food restaurant will open in Melton South in Victoria at the end of the year
  • Recycled material will be used in the building, infrastructure and furnishings
  • There will also be 100 per cent renewable energy used from solar energy panels 

McDonald’s is set to open its 1,000th store following a successful 50 years in Australia. 

The 1,000th McDonald’s fast food restaurant will open in Melton South in Victoria at the end of the year with a host of cutting-edge environmental initiatives. 

Recycled material will be used throughout the building including infrastructure and furnishings. 

The 1,000th McDonald’s fast food restaurant will open in Melton South at the end of the year and will be the first to implement environmental initiatives (pictured, artist’s impression)

Recycled material will be used throughout the building including infrastructure and furnishings (artist's impression)

Recycled material will be used throughout the building including infrastructure and furnishings (artist’s impression)

Josh Bannister, Senior Director of Development for McDonald’s Australia said it was ‘ground breaking’ to work on the environmentally friendly restaurant. 

‘It’s a privilege to be breaking ground on our 1,000th restaurant and to be able to continue to provide new training and employment opportunities for the local communities in which we operate,’ he said. 

‘As our first sustainability flagship, the Melton South restaurant will play a vital role in allowing us to continue to test, evaluate and implement industry-leading sustainable innovations. 

‘McDonald’s Australia has always been committed to using our scale for good to positively improve the way we work and to support our customers and community.’   

There will also be 100 per cent renewable energy used in the restaurant thanks to solar energy panel installed on the roof (pictured, what the interior will look like)

There will also be 100 per cent renewable energy used in the restaurant thanks to solar energy panel installed on the roof (pictured, what the interior will look like) 

McDonald's Australia said it is committed to environmental causes (pictured, the designs for the new store)

McDonald’s Australia said it is committed to environmental causes (pictured, the designs for the new store)

There will also be 100 per cent renewable energy used in the restaurant thanks to solar energy panel installed on the roof. 

In an Australian first for McDonald’s, the restaurant will include a waste sorting bin for ‘greater recycling and diversion from landfill’. 

Cutlery offered to customers will all be fibre based including stirrers and straws representing McDonald’s commitment to help reduce plastic use and waste.    

The franchisee of the 1,000th restaurant, Ben Westover, has been an operator of McDonald’s restaurants for more than a decade and is excited to open the new store.

The franchisee of the 1,000th restaurant, Ben Westover, has been an operator of McDonald's restaurants for more than a decade and is excited to open the new store (artist's impression)

The franchisee of the 1,000th restaurant, Ben Westover, has been an operator of McDonald’s restaurants for more than a decade and is excited to open the new store (artist’s impression)

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