Former Broadstairs Harvester bought by McDonald’s – with 65 jobs to be on offer

The site has been bought by McDonalds

The former David Copperfield Harvester off Westwood has been bought by McDonald’s.

The venue, which shut on April 1, was bought by the fast food chain for £4,200,000 in April, according to documents on Land Registry.

The chain says it will be a Experience of the Future restaurant – with ordering via kiosk online and free to use wifi and tablets – and provide 65 jobs.

The newly registered owner is listed as McDonald;s Restaurants Ltd, (Co. Regn. No. 1002769) of 11-59 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 8AW

The David Copperfield was handed a zero star food rating on 2017 but achieved five stars at its last inspection in February 2018.

The site has been behind hoardings since the closure.

A McDonald’s spokesman said: “We have acquired a site in Broadstairs which we plan to develop into one of our Experience of the Future restaurants. Like all our restaurants in communities around the UK, the new restaurant will employ on average 65 people and bring new investment to the local community.

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer more jobs within the local area with great training opportunities for everyone.  As one of the UK’s largest employers, we’re proud of the wide range of people who work with us, from students and graduates, to parents and grandparents as well as those interested in a change of career.”