McDonald’s opens second ‘net zero’ restaurant in UK

The new Lincolnshire-based branch uses solar and recycled materials to cut its carbon footprint

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Fast food chain McDonald’s has opened a second restaurant in the UK that it claims is net zero.

This new green place to eat is based in Louth, Lincolnshire and joins the branch in Market Drayton, which was the first carbon-free McDonald’s opened in Britain last year.

Roof-mounted solar panels provide the restaurant’s energy needs, with other environmental touches including timber window frames and the lettering for the logo being made from recycled materials, including the company’s coffee grounds.

The home of the Big Mac has set a target for net zero for all its offices and restaurants by 2030.

The new Louth branch has provided 120 new jobs to the local community.