Depending on how you look at it, this can either be a very good or a very bad thing for the area. As long as you’re a meat-eater and don’t mind sinking a carbohydrate or two, this could be some very tasty information for you to take on-board before you visit Flintshire.
A report by the Food Standards Agency shows that there are now 4 McDonalds per 100,000 people in the region, putting it firmly on the map as one of the most likely places to find a Big Mac throughout England and Wales. The national average of “restaurants” per region is 1.8 for every person, Flintshire’s is more than double that.
It may not appear like there are many in the county with a total of 6, but when you take into consideration the ratio for the population, they are definitely abundant. Two of them are at Northop and Lloc on the A55 and there are also ones in Mold, Queensferry, Broughton Shopping Park and Flint itself.
In Wales, Flintshire is only behind Newport for ratios of McDonald’s as the county can boast (or whisper) that it has 4.5 restaurants per 100,000 people in the county. In total, there are 1048 McDonald’s restaurants throughout England and Wales with there only being 33 local authorities who were Mac-less.
Beautiful North Wales would like to take the opportunity to suggest that you discover some of the many more charming and rustic restaurants and cafes in the area instead of opting for fast food. It may be cheap and cheerful but there’s so much out there to explore that you’d be remiss to not uncover some of the delicious tastes instead!
For a little extra money, you can enjoy authentic American dining at Harvey’s New York Bar and Grill in Llandudno, enjoy bistro dining at the much acclaimed Berwyn Restaurant in Llandrillo or relax with a hot drink at the Penceunant Isaf Tea Rooms: voted the best restaurant in North Wales out of 2275!
“McDonald’s CBO (Cheddar, Bacon, Onion) Burger” by www.flickr.com/photos/40726522@N02, license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0 – 01/10/2014