McDonald's is arguably the most popular fast-food chain in the world with thousands of restaurants across the UK, including in Warrington.

We have seven of the golden arches meaning we are never far from a Big Mac or a Chicken Legend.

But with each restaurant there comes a different standard to cleanliness and hygiene. 

And thanks to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) we get to look out what each of the hygiene ratings is for the different locations. 

The inspections are carried out by the local authority and findings are updated on the FSA website whenever there is a new inspection conducted by the council. 

What the ratings mean:

There are six different ratings that a venue can be awarded from 0 to 5.

5 - Hygiene standards are very good

4 – Hygiene standards are good

3 – Hygiene standards are generally satisfactory

2 – Some improvement is necessary

1 – Major improvement is necessary

0 – Urgent improvement is required

How is McDonald's assessed?

Inspectors look at a few different key elements when assessing the hygiene of a restaurant including: 

How hygienically the food is handled- such as how its prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled, and stored.

The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, and other facilities.

How the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future.

Hygiene ratings for the McDonald's restaurants in Warrington:

Poplar 2000 Service Area, Cliff Lane

Rating: 5

Last inspected: May 12, 2022

Bridge Street

Rating: 5

Last inspected: April 14, 2022

Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Street

Rating: 5

Last inspected: June 27, 2018

Birchwood Shopping Centre, Benson Road

Rating: 5

Last inspected: November 17, 2021

Winwick Road

Rating: 5

Last inspected: February 7, 2022

Europa Boulevard

Rating: 5

Last inspected: February 9, 2022

Yew Tree Way, Stone Cross Park, Golborne, WA3 3JD

Rating: 5

Last inspected: October 8, 2019