EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): France, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-01-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 12000

Additional Information

According to Financial Times Deutschland (FTD), restaurant giant McDonald's profits from the economic crisis and plans to create 12,000 jobs with the opening of 240 new sites across Europe. Denis Hennequin, head of Mc Donald's Europe, stated in an interview that the new sites will be set up in Spain, France, Italy, Russia and Poland. Each of the sites is to employ about 50 workers.