McDonalds plans to open 15 new outlets in Holland

American fast food giant McDonalds hopes to open a further 15 outlets in the Netherlands over the next three years, on top of the 230 restaurants it already owns.

McDonalds Nederland director Jo Sempels told the paper the expansion will create 1,200 jobs, on top of the 17,000 people the company already employs in the Netherlands.

McDonalds turnover in the Netherlands rose 3.3% to €647m last year, while sales in the fast food sector as a whole fell 7%, the FD said.