News

Fry me off to London!

McDonald’s Yamanto supervisor Jaide Hunt will work in a McDonald’s at the Olympics.
McDonald’s Yamanto supervisor Jaide Hunt will work in a McDonald’s at the Olympics. David Nielsen

LONDON beckons for Yamanto McDonald's supervisor Jaide Hunt, chosen from thousands of Maccas employees to represent Australia at the Olympic Games.

The one-time netballer and touch footy player may not have been destined to represent Australia in a sport, but she will do her country proud through her profession.

The 22-year-old could be flipping burgers for athletes and thousands of spectators at the world's biggest McDonald's, constructed in the middle of the Olympic Park.

The super-sized store is expected to serve 1200 customers an hour during the Games.

She will be one of 2000 McDonald's staff from across the world chosen to work in four stores at the Olympic site.

Ms Hunt said the thrill of sampling the Olympic atmosphere first hand was yet to sink in.

It was her leadership and high-quality customer service which lead to Ms Hunt's selection in February.

"I almost had tears in my eyes. The consultant was here for my review," she said. "I remember looking at the conditions last year and thinking, no way."

She will spend one of the two weeks working behind the counters before attending some Olympic events after the hard graft is finished.

The opportunity to serve some of world's best athletes will be one of the highlights of the Olympic experience for Ms hunt.

She hopes reigning 100m Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt wanders into her queue.

"Yeah, I'm stoked about that. That will be the most outstanding part, serving some of the athletes while representing McDonald's," she said.

Mixing with the international McDonalds' crew is something Ms Hunt also is looking forward to.

"That will be exciting as well, to see how differently they do things within the organisation. My friends are excited for me. They all want me to take them with me!"

Topics:  ipswich, london, macdonalds, olympic games, profession



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Milk and bread almost killed me

Carly Hicks of Banora Point whips up a healthy meal.

It took three years for Carly Hicks to turn her life around

Dying man pays last tribute to Tweed charity

Ken Simpson, shortly before his passing, helped Wedgetail to fundraise.

Ken Simpson faced a grim, cold death on the streets

Plea for equal love

RECOGNITION: Rosa Caceres and Julie Robinson, from Fingal, fronted Opposition leader Bill Shorten over same-sex marriage.

Love doesn’t discriminate and neither should we, Fingal couple says

Latest deals and offers

Wedgetail Retreat's new video

Wedgetail Retreat's new video

Waleed Aly explains

Waleed Aly in a scene from the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival Debate. Supplied by Channel 10. Please credit photo to Jim Lee.

Project host Waleed Aly explains how price cuts will make dairy farming...

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in Trouble

Stars get a dressing down from Producer Joel Silver about promoting their latest film.

Stars in trouble with Producer Joel Silver over promoting their new film.

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest