Posh party marks 35 years of fast food success in High Street

McDonalds franchisee Ismail Anilmis celebrates 35 years with Richard Fuller MP, Mayor Dave Hodgson and members of Bedford BID PNL-160216-163045001
McDonalds franchisee Ismail Anilmis celebrates 35 years with Richard Fuller MP, Mayor Dave Hodgson and members of Bedford BID PNL-160216-163045001

A fast-food joint was transformed into a formal dining room, complete with red carpet and live musicians, to mark its 35th year of business in Bedford.

McDonald’s threw a posh party for 80 guests, including Mayor Dave Hodgson, Richard Fuller MP and members of the Bedford BID team.

Franchisee Ismail Anilmis, who started as a crew member when the High Street restaurant first opened, now owns it along with six others. He said he is “thrilled” to be celebrating 35 years.