BIG CHANGES were announced for the Stroud McDonald's. 

It was announced on Monday that married couple Paul and Amanda Toner had taken over the restaurant based in Merrywalks. 

The franchisees - who already owned five branches across Gloucestershire - have added Stroud and Cheltenham to their list of stores they own under the name Incito Group Holdings Ltd.

"We have been so fortunate, acquiring eight restaurants in under six years," read a statement on Incito's Twitter page. 

"A big thankyou to our fabulous and hardworking team, now at over 1,000 people strong."