This financial injection includes £20m dedicated to technology that will see the Coventry site capable of baking 1.1m buns per day, making it among the speediest production lines in Europe.
Guenther is a long-standing partner of McDonald’s and has supplied its restaurants with buns for almost two decades, both in the UK and Irish market, and globally.
The new bakery which opened today (28 September 2023) is the company’s sixth European site and will create 72,000 buns an hour solely for McDonald’s restaurants.
This latest addition to Coventry will give way to 90 new jobs, with 85% of the staff recruited for the site living locally, and the potential for additional roles to be made available in the future.
“The opening of our new bakery in Coventry is a brilliant moment for our business and will help us to better serve our customers with quality buns for their favourite burgers,” commented Beth Hart, vice president of supply chain at McDonald’s UK & Ireland.
“At McDonald’s, we’re proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our suppliers like Guenther Bakeries and investing in innovation like the new site in Coventry is an excellent example of the exciting work we’re achieving together.”
All buns baked at the site will be delivered fresh and used as key components for some of McDonald’s most famous commodities, including its cheeseburger, and in due course, its Big Mac® and quarter pounder.
“We’ve been supplying fresh, quality buns to McDonald’s restaurants across the country since 2005, and today’s opening marks our continued commitment to delivering this service. We’re incredibly proud to be bringing such significant investment to Coventry, and to be opening a bakery that boasts one of the fastest production lines in the whole of Europe,” added Dale Tremblay, global president & CEO at C.H. Guenther & Son.