McDonald’s Dorset branch is temporarily closed and pest control is called


A POPULAR McDonald’s branch in Poole has been closed and pest control and environmental health officers have been called in.

The restaurant, located at Wessex Gate Retail Park on Broadstone Way off the A350 Holes Bay Road, Poole reopened on Monday, December 13, after a temporary closure last week.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said on Monday: “We take cleanliness and hygiene very seriously and made the decision to temporarily close our Wessex Gate restaurant for a short period last week while we worked with our partners in the fight. pest control and local environmental health workers. ”

The spokesperson added: “The restaurant reopened earlier this afternoon and we would like to thank our customers for their patience.”

Multiple signs on the restaurant’s windows and doors could be seen on Monday advising potential customers of the closure.

The signs read: “We are currently closed. We apologize for any problem. ”

Meanwhile, the parking lot outside the restaurant was closed on Monday, but staff were visible inside the branch.

The signs also informed people of the location of the nearest open branch of McDonald’s.

BCP’s board confirmed the restaurant’s closure and said it was continuing its affair with the fast food giant.

Speaking on Monday, a spokesperson for the BCP Council said: “We are aware of the business closure and continue to liaise with the business to ensure food safety standards are met.”

McDonald’s has a number of branches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and in East Dorset.

In addition to the restaurant at Wessex Gate Retail Park, the chain has two other branches in Poole with more restaurants in Bournemouth, Ferndown, Boscombe and Christchurch town centers.

Another McDonald’s branch is scheduled to open in Christchurch at Barrack Road Shopping Park.

It will open on the site of the former Pizza Hut restaurant which closed at the end of November.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said last month the new restaurant would create “at least” 65 jobs for locals.

The opening date is not yet known.

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