The oldest McDonald's employee in Europe celebrates 90th birthday at work

'I was bored pottering around the house'

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The Independent Online

The oldest employee working at a McDonald’s branch in Europe has decided to spend his 90th birthday at the store where he works.

Bill Dudley, a great grandfather and Second World War veteran from North Wales, started working part-time at a branch in Mold, Flintshire after getting bored of retired life.

Mr Dudley said that his wife wouldn’t let him help with the gardening after he retired from his job as a crane driver, so he un-retired and took a job in the customer care team at McDonalds instead.

Bill at the service counter where he works part time since giving up retirement (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)

'Old McDonald', as his wife calls him, said: "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.

He added: "Despite being in employment since the age of 12, I still love coming to work. The camaraderie is fantastic and I'm really lucky to be surrounded by a great team who are like my family."

The restaurant is holding celebrations for his 90th birthday today, and we hope he’s lovin’ it.