Medowie Residents soon to be welcomed by new McDonalds Restaurant

Port Stephens Councillor Chris Doohan on the site which will soon be a MacDonald’s Restaurant. Photo by Marian Sampson.


MEDOWIE residents can get ready to be asked, “Would you like fries with that?”

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The town is now all set to see a 24 hour MacDonald’s Family Restaurant in the heart of the township.

While some have concerns about the development going ahead and believe that the town doesn’t need a fast food outlet, others beg to differ.

Port Stephens Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Chris Doohan told News Of The Area, “I see this as a great thing for Medowie.

“How many young people buy their first car or work their way through university at MacDonald’s – this will be a good thing for youth employment.”

He believes that the systems that MacDonald’s use in their training provides young employees with skills that they can take with them throughout their lives.

Councillor Doohan is enthusiastic about the development which will see a petrol station, the fast food restaurant, a childcare centre and specialist rooms added to the offering for the community in Medowie.

With the new Tallowood Over 55’s Lifestyle Estate well underway, The Bower, Pacific Dunes, and now another residential development about to be approved Councillor Doohan is excited about the way Medowie is growing and what it will offer residents.

The opportunity that Medowie presents for businesses wanting to be close to the new aviation hub is also great.

To those who would rather not be asked, “Do you want fries with that?”

Councillor Doohan has a simple answer – you can choose to support a local artisan café or to buy at the MacDonald’s Restaurant.

He believes that we will make choices based on what we are looking for on the day, sometimes that will be a café and others it may be a trip through the drive though.



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