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24hr fast food Hungry Jack’s to open in Nuriootpa

24hr fast food Hungry Jack’s to open in Nuriootpa

Sixty new jobs will be created upon the arrival of fast food chain Hungry Jack’s, which will be opening in Nuriootpa at the end of June.

The new store will occupy the former Red Rooster site, adjacent to On The Run and will be operating as a 24 hour store.

Ms Michaela Webster, General Manager of On The Run, announced the Hungry Jack’s would be opening in the Barossa Valley in a city newspaper, putting to rest all of the rumours surrounding the vacant Red Rooster site.

Sixty new jobs ranging from management to junior staff members is a big deal for a country area such as Nuriootpa.

Mrs Mel Millard, the General Manager of Food for On The Run is very excited about the project.

“Sixty jobs is a big deal,” she said. “Being a South Australian owned, family company, the money will stay in South Australia.”

She went on to say the introduction of Hungry Jack’s to the Barossa Valley would be a positive one, providing many jobs to the youth.  The store will provide really good work experience opportunities for teenagers, preparing them for life after school.

The announcement comes soon after a survey run by The Leader in December last year, where the idea of introducing a McDonald’s or Hungry Jack’s was taken to kindly by 247 locals.

Employment opportunities coupled with a choice for families and shift workers were among the reasons why people supported a fast food outlet in the Barossa.

The news has been welcomed by The Leader Facebook community, who are excited by the thought of Hungry Jack’s coming to the Barossa.

Kim Michelmore said “Great step forward into the 21st century for the Barossa!”  That comment was backed up by Roger S Maywald who said, “It has to happen sooner or later.  Will be great for the valley.”

Margret Fiebig touched on the employment opportunities, saying “Will provide work for some young people around here.”

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