McDonald’s, the fast food giant, has revealed plans to open half a dozen stores and create around 5,000 extra jobs. The decision to increase the amount of staff came after it reported its 17th consecutive quarter of growth in the UK and said it had seen an increase of 26 million restaurant visits. It said like-for-like sales delivered a “high single-digit rise” in its second quarter. The Times, p50 & 52; The Daily Mail p 101; The Independent p52