McDonald’s £14.1 million annual boost to Fife economy



A new report has found that McDonald’s and its suppliers make a contribution of £14.1 million annually to Fife’s economy. 

The independent economic report was commissioned by McDonald’s to mark 45 years of operating in the UK.  

Local franchisee Jimmy Patrick runs and operates five restaurants across Fife, employing over 520 people. 

Jimmy said, “Creating and sustaining jobs across Fife is of huge importance to me and the fact that we have been able to make a significant financial contribution to the area is something my team and I are very proud of.  

“We employ people based on their qualities not their qualifications but, as the worlds of business and education move closer, there’s no longer a need to decide between learning and earning.  

“There’s also no such thing as a typical 9-5 at my restaurants. We know that people take a job with McDonald’s for all sorts of reasons, from wanting to earn some extra cash while studying at colleges or at universities, to needing a flexible job that fits around childcare. 



“That’s why it’s so important to us that we offer our employees flexible working options.”  

Along with fellow Fife franchisee Adam Buchanan-Smith, Jimmy Patrick organises local litter picks as part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean campaign and raises funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities on an ongoing basis.  

Adam has also been a sponsor of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club’s Matchday Mascot Initiative for the past two years.


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