The highly anticipated opening date for a new McDonald’s has been revealed.

The global fast-food chain will be swinging open its doors in Whiteley on May 1.

Located next to Prezzo, the new eatery will create around 40 new jobs.

Mia Gordon, centre director at Whiteley, said: “McDonald’s is an exciting addition to our current restaurant offering and we know how popular it is going to be with visitors looking for a quick bite to eat.

“The new restaurant will also bring even more employment opportunities for the community and it’s great to see just how many roles are being created”.


McDonald’s is currently recruiting for around 40 positions with a variety of full-time and part-time roles available, including crew member and delivery/maintenance staff member.

It will replace the former Chimichanga unit which closed in 2018.

In 2023, Winchester City Council approved plans to transform the site from a restaurant to a restaurant and takeaway.