MCDONALD’S bosses have revealed the reason behind the closure of their Stroud branch.

The restaurant is undergoing a ‘digital transformation’ as part of it's refurbishment and so will remain closed until May 3.

When it re-opens customers will have more options on how they order.

Stroud News and Journal:

The new McDonald's self-service kiosks

This includes the new ‘click and collect’ service, a mobile app that is one of the latest innovations from McDonald’s.

Franchisee Carl Room's, said: “I’m looking forward to being able to bring my new restaurant to Merrywalks and would like to thank our local customers.

I’m confident the new store will offer visitors to the restaurant more choice as to how to they order.”

Another change that is being made to the restaurant will include table service, made possible through the digitalisation of the restaurant.

Additionally, the self-service kiosks will mean visitors can order at a speed that suits them, while easily accessing nutritional information.

Over 80 per cent of McDonald’s restaurants across the country have been digitally transformed in the past three years.

With Stroud among the final 20 per cent to be refurbished.

By the end of 2018, all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK will offer customers an enhanced digital McDonald’s experience.