BOSSES at McDonald's say customers are lovin' their new restaurant in Port Glasgow which has delivered almost 100 new jobs.

The fast-food burger bar next to Tesco opened yesterday, bringing a boost of 97 jobs.

It features self-order kiosks, an interactive play area for children and can seat 168 people over two levels.

Steve Tomlin, who has owned the Greenock McDonald's since 2004, is the franchisee and has invested £1m in the new venture.

He said: "I am delighted with it.

"This is for the future."

The Telegraph got a sneek peek behind the scenes before it opened to the public and while there are the usual iPads, charging points and a lift the outlet also brings some new innovations.

Mr Tomlin said: "It is the first McDonald's in Scotland to provide electric charging points for cars.

"It's very spacious and we offer table service to take the stress away from the front counter."

Steve, who hails from London, was previously in the Royal Navy and moved to Scotland in 1980 when stationed on HMS Gannet in Prestwick.

He decided on a career change and has been in the business now for 24 years.

Steve, who owns other McDonald's branches, says the company offers good training and employment opportunities.

He said: "There is an ongoing programme costing £40m a year across the country.

"We have a 60/40 split of full-time and part-time positions.

"Students are the best people in the world to employ.

"I had people who are studying for a four year degree and within two years they are running a shift of 24 people, then leave to do what they have studied to do with that great experience on their CV.

"We also run apprenticeships which go right up to degree level."

Christina Rodriguez, 56, from Port Glasgow is the customer service manager and says the new restaurant is good news for the town.

She said: "It's going to bring a lot of jobs and opportunities to the town.

"It's great for the Port, the retail park is really taking off."