Maccas Calliope travel centre to open doors next week

McDONALD'S Calliope Travel Centre is expected to officially open on Thursday, February 6 after nearly seven months of construction.

Licensee Tony Ward said the new restaurant would feature a McCafe, a dual lane drive-through, ample parking and lots of customer seating.

Calliope is the third McDonald's restaurant to be operated in Gladstone by Mr Ward, who has been a McDonald's franchisee for 12 years and now owns restaurants in Gladstone Kin Kora and Gladstone City.

Mr Ward said the restaurant would employ more than 90 people, with most employees and managers living locally.

"I am proud that the opening of McDonald's Calliope will help create job opportunities for local residents as well as provide fantastic training opportunities," he said.

"McDonald's offers employees valuable lifelong skills such as time management, customer service and working as part of a team.

"These qualities are not only applicable in the work force, but in all aspects of life and will set our employees up for any future endeavours.

"I look forward to meeting many new people when we open, and continuing to serve the Calliope community over the coming years," he concluded.

Mr Ward said his fourth McDonald's was due to open in Kirkwood in March.

McDonald's Calliope Travel Centre and Puma Fuels is at the Calliope crossroads, at the Dawson and Bruce Hwy junction.

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