Oldest McDonald's employee in Europe celebrates 90th birthday at his own restaurant

Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley started working at McDonald's when he got bored at home nine years ago. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The oldest McDonald's employee in Europe celebrated his 90th birthday with a party, in his own restaurant and says he has no plans to retire just yet.

Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley started working at McDonald's when he got bored at home nine years ago. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in North Wales, joined the fast food giant's Mold, Flintshire, restaurant as a part-time member of the customer care team nine years ago after he grew "bored" pottering around the house.

Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley started working at McDonald's when he got bored at home nine years ago. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

I was bored pottering around the house and my wife wouldn't let me help out with the gardening, so applied for a job at McDonald's and I haven't looked back.

Bill Dudley
Great grandfather and Second World War veteran Bill Dudley started working at McDonald's when he got bored at home nine years ago. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The restaurant's franchisee, Stewart Williams, said:

Bill is an incredibly valued member of the team and our regular customers and crew members alike are all incredibly fond of him.