Wellingborough McDonald’s manager wins Brazil World Cup trip

Nicola Hollis from McDonalds in Wellingborough has won a trip to the World Cup in Brazil
Nicola Hollis from McDonalds in Wellingborough has won a trip to the World Cup in Brazil

A restaurant manager will be loving it when she gets to see England play at the World Cup after winning an all-expenses paid trip to Brazil.

Nicola Hollis will soon be making the trip from Wellingborough and flying out to Rio after winning a competition for McDonald’s top performing restaurants nationally.

The Wellingborough restaurant, which is managed by Nicola, displayed the “vital ingredients” of speed and friendliness of service, meaning she and her team were entered into the company’s Road to Rio competition draw.

They were drawn from 200 restaurants nationally and they were lucky enough to be one of a select few to win the once-in-a-lifetime prize.

The fast-food boss has won an all-expenses paid trip, including a three-night stay in a 4 star hotel in Rio and tickets for Spain v Chile and Uruguay v England.

But she is not the only one getting a prize, as she has also scooped £1,000 to go towards a staff event and night out for her team from the Wellingborough branch.

Restaurant manager Nicola Hollis said: “I’m still on cloud nine, and can’t actually believe I’ll be going to Brazil.

“Hopefully England will come up with the trophy, and I’ll certainly be cheering them on loudly in Sao Paulo.

“None of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts of my staff over the last year, so I just want to say a big thank you to them.”

McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar, who owns the Wellingborough restaurant, said: “I’m so pleased for Nicola and the whole team at Wellingborough.

“Nicola joined us over 16 years as a shy crew member, and progressed her way not only to management, but to lead one of the top performing restaurants nationally.

“The whole team at Wellingborough have had an incredible year, and I’m just so proud of their work.

“This could not have happened to a nicer group of people.”

During her trip to Brazil, Nicola will have the chance to see Spain v Chile on June 18, followed by Uruguay v England on June 19.

McDonald’s has been a supporter of football at both a grassroots and global level for more than 25 years.

As part of this commitment, McDonald’s has been official restaurant and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup since 1994, helping fans get the most out of the world’s most prestigious football tournament.