McDonalds to open 24 hours a day

Essex County Standard: McDonalds to open 24 hours a day McDonalds to open 24 hours a day

Big Macs and McFlurries will be served 24 hours a day after a restaurant was given a new licence despite fears over crime and disorder.

The McDonald’s at the Tollgate site in Stanway, which currently opens between 6am and 11pm, is set to open 24/7 after a new licence was approved.

Franchisee Craig Newnes, who owns all three of the McDonald’s restaurants in Colchester, believes at least 15 jobs will be created, with more in the future depending on how busy the Tollgate site becomes.

He said: “I am pleased that it has been approved and the job creation will be great.

“We are not going to open until we have got everything in place but it will hopefully be within a couple of months.

“We have dealt with everything, we have good experience in running 24 hour businesses.”

He has previously said his main priority is to be a good neighbour and that the restaurant will work closely with Essex Police to prevent crime and disorder.

The licensing application, which went before Colchester Council’s sub committee last Friday, also said customers are encouraged to be quiet when leaving the restaurant.

Stanway Parish Council raised a number of objections to the plans and said there will be little or no passing trade during the early hours of the morning.

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11:34am Sun 26 Jan 14

Citizen 139 says...

And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up? Citizen 139
  • Score: -6

12:01pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Citizen 139 wrote:
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
McDonalds do have people who clear up around their premises but those at fault are the lazy, dirty customers who just don't care less. So let's point the finger at the ones who create the litter and not just at McDonalds.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?[/p][/quote]McDonalds do have people who clear up around their premises but those at fault are the lazy, dirty customers who just don't care less. So let's point the finger at the ones who create the litter and not just at McDonalds. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 19

2:55pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Nevtyler says...

Can't beat free advertising!!
Can't beat free advertising!! Nevtyler
  • Score: -3

3:15pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Hamiltonandy says...

So true "Nevtyler"! Late at night some customers from town leave the McDonalds rubbish anywhere from Norman Way to Lexden Church. Definitely the winner by volume compared with the fag packets and concession bus tickets. Volunteers clear up some areas but it blows everywhere. At least dog turds are rarely encountered despite the large numbers of owners so that is progress.
So true "Nevtyler"! Late at night some customers from town leave the McDonalds rubbish anywhere from Norman Way to Lexden Church. Definitely the winner by volume compared with the fag packets and concession bus tickets. Volunteers clear up some areas but it blows everywhere. At least dog turds are rarely encountered despite the large numbers of owners so that is progress. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: -2

4:11pm Sun 26 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

they tried this before in colchester hight street when someone called Cas owned them.
it did not work.
for tollgate it is normally the pitstop for the "fast and furious" "hot rod" brigade.
oh well sounds good to me we have now got our own "24 hour Le Man's" race event without the entry fees.
pink slips at the ready its "american graffiti" belting around the new by pass road.
it will not work last about 12 months then will be reduced to about 2am then open again at 6:
they tried this before in colchester hight street when someone called Cas owned them. it did not work. for tollgate it is normally the pitstop for the "fast and furious" "hot rod" brigade. oh well sounds good to me we have now got our own "24 hour Le Man's" race event without the entry fees. pink slips at the ready its "american graffiti" belting around the new by pass road. it will not work last about 12 months then will be reduced to about 2am then open again at 6: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -2

10:43pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Mind your own business says...

Citizen 139 wrote:
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?[/p][/quote]No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it. Mind your own business
  • Score: 2

1:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

Boris says...

New legislation is now going through parliament which should make it easier to prosecute people throwing litter out of cars. The registered owner of the car will pay the fine, regardless of who threw the litter. Bring it on.
New legislation is now going through parliament which should make it easier to prosecute people throwing litter out of cars. The registered owner of the car will pay the fine, regardless of who threw the litter. Bring it on. Boris
  • Score: 0

6:45am Mon 27 Jan 14

totallyfootball says...

Boris wrote:
New legislation is now going through parliament which should make it easier to prosecute people throwing litter out of cars. The registered owner of the car will pay the fine, regardless of who threw the litter. Bring it on.
As we all know the government dream up some wonderful laws and then fail to see them through, to prosecute you have to have the police out there, something we all know does not happen!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: New legislation is now going through parliament which should make it easier to prosecute people throwing litter out of cars. The registered owner of the car will pay the fine, regardless of who threw the litter. Bring it on.[/p][/quote]As we all know the government dream up some wonderful laws and then fail to see them through, to prosecute you have to have the police out there, something we all know does not happen! totallyfootball
  • Score: 1

8:44am Mon 27 Jan 14

Citizen35 says...

Why does this get approved yet we can't have a drive through KFC??
Why does this get approved yet we can't have a drive through KFC?? Citizen35
  • Score: 6

9:16am Mon 27 Jan 14

romantic says...

To be fair to Macdonalds, they cannot do much more than encourage people to dispose of rubbish sensibly. Ultimately, it is customers who decide if they will actually do so. One way round it would be to have some sort of deposit on fast food packaging, although not sure how that would work in practice.

Personally, I would rather eat somebody else's vomit than tuck into a Big Mac, but if they consider they can sell the stuff, can't see a particular problem with them being open all night.
To be fair to Macdonalds, they cannot do much more than encourage people to dispose of rubbish sensibly. Ultimately, it is customers who decide if they will actually do so. One way round it would be to have some sort of deposit on fast food packaging, although not sure how that would work in practice. Personally, I would rather eat somebody else's vomit than tuck into a Big Mac, but if they consider they can sell the stuff, can't see a particular problem with them being open all night. romantic
  • Score: 1

11:36am Mon 27 Jan 14

Catchedicam says...

Mind your own business wrote:
Citizen 139 wrote:
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.
Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in.
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?[/p][/quote]No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.[/p][/quote]Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in. Catchedicam
  • Score: -1

3:46pm Mon 27 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Nevtyler wrote:
Can't beat free advertising!!
what a N*B HEAD!
[quote][p][bold]Nevtyler[/bold] wrote: Can't beat free advertising!![/p][/quote]what a N*B HEAD! A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

6:56pm Mon 27 Jan 14

NolongerGREATBritain says...

They need to keep the chavvy little boys fed throughout the night don't they?!. After all, it takes a lot of energy to sit in pathetic little cars and drive around an empty car park.
They need to keep the chavvy little boys fed throughout the night don't they?!. After all, it takes a lot of energy to sit in pathetic little cars and drive around an empty car park. NolongerGREATBritain
  • Score: -1

9:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Green Moggy says...

Not to forget the Sainsbury, Tesco and Aldi bags of detritus discarded by white van and HGV men as they drive through the countryside looking to keep their cabs clean and free of rubbish. Don't crucify fast food outlets for that. It's not just chavvy little boy racers, its also these ignorant filthy mature slobs who deliberately and intentionally litter our roadsides that need to be identified and shamed.
Not to forget the Sainsbury, Tesco and Aldi bags of detritus discarded by white van and HGV men as they drive through the countryside looking to keep their cabs clean and free of rubbish. Don't crucify fast food outlets for that. It's not just chavvy little boy racers, its also these ignorant filthy mature slobs who deliberately and intentionally litter our roadsides that need to be identified and shamed. Green Moggy
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mind your own business says...

Catchedicam wrote:
Mind your own business wrote:
Citizen 139 wrote:
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.
Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in.
If you're that worried about litter why don't you start a litter patrol get up off your fat bottom and do something about it, instead of just whining on the Internet about it.
[quote][p][bold]Catchedicam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?[/p][/quote]No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.[/p][/quote]Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in.[/p][/quote]If you're that worried about litter why don't you start a litter patrol get up off your fat bottom and do something about it, instead of just whining on the Internet about it. Mind your own business
  • Score: -1

4:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Catchedicam says...

Mind your own business wrote:
Catchedicam wrote:
Mind your own business wrote:
Citizen 139 wrote:
And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?
No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.
Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in.
If you're that worried about litter why don't you start a litter patrol get up off your fat bottom and do something about it, instead of just whining on the Internet about it.
Thanks, but I have led many a litter patrol to pick up the filth that cretins like you drop, you appear to think that you have a god given right to drop anything you like wherever you like. But the fast food establishments also have a duty to ensure that their waste does not billow all around the countryside dropped by their clientele. Attitudes like your are most certainly not constructive and clearly miss the point.
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Catchedicam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citizen 139[/bold] wrote: And what about the litter that the "customers" throw out of their cars all the way up Tollgate Road? I trust the franchise will be cleaning it up?[/p][/quote]No they won't and why should they? It's nothing to do with them after the customer has payed to their food it's up to the customer how they want to depose of it.[/p][/quote]Well, with comments like this no wonder this country is in the mess that it's in.[/p][/quote]If you're that worried about litter why don't you start a litter patrol get up off your fat bottom and do something about it, instead of just whining on the Internet about it.[/p][/quote]Thanks, but I have led many a litter patrol to pick up the filth that cretins like you drop, you appear to think that you have a god given right to drop anything you like wherever you like. But the fast food establishments also have a duty to ensure that their waste does not billow all around the countryside dropped by their clientele. Attitudes like your are most certainly not constructive and clearly miss the point. Catchedicam
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Hamiltonandy says...

I doubt anyone on this forum drops litter as clearly they all care about the direction Colchester is going. I remember one councillor stating in a letter that he picked up rubbish on the way to work. It would be great if residents and businesses cleared up rubbish outside their homes. You cannot change the world but anyone can pick a length of pavement in their neighbourhood and clear it. Anonymous people doing that and planting out flower troughs do make a visible difference and you can take a pride in your area.
I doubt anyone on this forum drops litter as clearly they all care about the direction Colchester is going. I remember one councillor stating in a letter that he picked up rubbish on the way to work. It would be great if residents and businesses cleared up rubbish outside their homes. You cannot change the world but anyone can pick a length of pavement in their neighbourhood and clear it. Anonymous people doing that and planting out flower troughs do make a visible difference and you can take a pride in your area. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: -1

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