Cotswolds MP flips burgers at Cirencester McDonald's

Cotswolds MP flips burgers at Cirencester McDonald's

Paul Booth and Geoffrey Clifton-Brown serving a burger (8826683)

MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Paul Booth (8826690)

MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown meets franchise owner Paul Booth (8826700)

MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Paul Booth (8826707)

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LOCAL MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown visited the Cirencester branch of McDonald’s yesterday to learn more about its contribution to the local economy.

Mr Clifton-Brown met with franchise owner Paul Booth, who has worked for McDonald’s for 30 years, to discuss the training programs and apprenticeships which the restaurant offers to its 700 employees across Cirencester, Swindon and Stroud.

He said: “I was very pleased to visit the McDonald’s restaurant in Cirencester, where I was able to participate in cooking a ‘Big Mac’, and to meet local franchisee Paul Booth and his staff, who are all efficient and hard working.

“I was also able to learn about the McDonald’s apprenticeship scheme. This adds to the record number of apprenticeships here in the Cotswolds and provides a real alternative to a university education.”

Paul Booth added: “My staff and I were pleased to have the opportunity to meet our local MP. As a franchised restaurant, we are essentially a local business, and I was proud to show Mr Clifton-Brown just how hard we work to ensure our customers get the best possible service every day.

“The meeting was a great opportunity to highlight the investment we make in our staff, showcase our high quality kitchen and restaurant operations, and discuss the many changes we have introduced to our menu in recent years.”

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6:11pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Geoff66 says...

I could think of much better things that our Cotswold MP could be doing with his valuable time, than simply flipping burgers and getting unnecessary photograph opportunities.

I am not sure that flipping burgers and getting down with the "people", will really win you any more votes. Try concentrating on the bigger picture, and the matters that really affect, and impact upon the Cotswolds
I could think of much better things that our Cotswold MP could be doing with his valuable time, than simply flipping burgers and getting unnecessary photograph opportunities. I am not sure that flipping burgers and getting down with the "people", will really win you any more votes. Try concentrating on the bigger picture, and the matters that really affect, and impact upon the Cotswolds Geoff66
  • Score: 8

6:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Is there a photo of the old Etonian toff 'flipping' his £2.75 million Daglingworth mansion?
Is there a photo of the old Etonian toff 'flipping' his £2.75 million Daglingworth mansion? Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 8

9:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Col Mustard says...

Grey , greasy and unappealing.........
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It must be Election time spending so much time in the constituency......
Grey , greasy and unappealing......... .. It must be Election time spending so much time in the constituency...... Col Mustard
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Alan Dickinson says...

McDonalds really is such a marvellous corporate example. If they are not tax dodging in France by shifting 3U$ Billion of income to Switzerland and Luxembourg.
They are deforesting rain forests to grow beef. Putting unhealthy ingredients in food that children eat .....Chicken Nuggets that contain sodium phosphates; bleached wheat flour (nutrients removed);
food starch-modified (likely genetically-modified
);dextrose (sugar);
partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono-and diglycerides, (trans fats); Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil) (trans fats);
TBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleium dervived product;
Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent (a form of silicone used in cosmetics, and Silly .
In recent years, McDonald’s in the USA has urged its franchises to stay open on Christmas day. To add insult to injury, workers at company-owned restaurants didn’t receive overtime for working the holiday last year. This is on top of the frighteningly low pay, zero benefits and general exploitation.

Conservative shared values ?
McDonalds really is such a marvellous corporate example. If they are not tax dodging in France by shifting 3U$ Billion of income to Switzerland and Luxembourg. They are deforesting rain forests to grow beef. Putting unhealthy ingredients in food that children eat .....Chicken Nuggets that contain sodium phosphates; bleached wheat flour (nutrients removed); food starch-modified (likely genetically-modified );dextrose (sugar); partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono-and diglycerides, (trans fats); Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil) (trans fats); TBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleium dervived product; Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent (a form of silicone used in cosmetics, and Silly . In recent years, McDonald’s in the USA has urged its franchises to stay open on Christmas day. To add insult to injury, workers at company-owned restaurants didn’t receive overtime for working the holiday last year. This is on top of the frighteningly low pay, zero benefits and general exploitation. Conservative shared values ? Alan Dickinson
  • Score: 7

9:50am Sat 2 Aug 14

dopey1 says...

Forgive him. He knows not what he is doing.
Forgive him. He knows not what he is doing. dopey1
  • Score: 1

11:14am Sat 2 Aug 14

bobirving says...

I'd like to think that C-B was lining up a new career for after May 2015 when he's kicked out of the House of Commons....
I'd like to think that C-B was lining up a new career for after May 2015 when he's kicked out of the House of Commons.... bobirving
  • Score: 5

12:05pm Sun 3 Aug 14

MR DOBBY says...

WITH ANY LUCK C - B AND MOST OF CDC ALONG WITH MOST OF CTC WILL ALL BE KICK OUT.
THEN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO START A FRESH WITH HONEST PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT CIRN NOT THERE OWN POCKETS.
WITH ANY LUCK C - B AND MOST OF CDC ALONG WITH MOST OF CTC WILL ALL BE KICK OUT. THEN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO START A FRESH WITH HONEST PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT CIRN NOT THERE OWN POCKETS. MR DOBBY
  • Score: 1

3:57pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Unconcerned03 says...

Wow..!!.. Never new they served swan burgers and pheasant fillets down there..
Wow..!!.. Never new they served swan burgers and pheasant fillets down there.. Unconcerned03
  • Score: 5

1:27pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Iansky says...

I suppose it makes a change from him "flipping the bird" to all his constituents by ignoring the needs of people and putting photo opportunities ahead of genuine work.

What has he done to assist in the A417 missing link issue other than pose for a photo, during the flooding in Ciren last year he chose to ignore the issue and attend a hunt at a country estate rather than lend his parliamentary weight to help resolve the problem.

He is a waste of space and needs to go.
I suppose it makes a change from him "flipping the bird" to all his constituents by ignoring the needs of people and putting photo opportunities ahead of genuine work. What has he done to assist in the A417 missing link issue other than pose for a photo, during the flooding in Ciren last year he chose to ignore the issue and attend a hunt at a country estate rather than lend his parliamentary weight to help resolve the problem. He is a waste of space and needs to go. Iansky
  • Score: 2

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