Design Focus: Monterey Jack’s – DRAM Scotland


American themed diner restaurant, Monterey Jack’s has opened at M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park in Strathclyde Country Park. The impressively styled restaurant, which includes an outdoor terrace, is the largest to-date, catering for 250 covers, and represents the tenth location in Scotland with further openings planned.

D2697998-99D1-4C4E-9457-EE911CB39DDFThe significant £250,000 investment has also helped create 30 full and part-time jobs. Presented over two floors and spanning 4,000sq ft, the interior design is based on the legendary Wild West smuggler ‘Mad’ Jack Wyatt of the 1800s and includes a spectacular water feature based on a horse trough, stables for guests to relax and sit, and an outdoor heated gazebo.

The upper floor includes a ‘Wild West Street’ featuring dedicated private party booths styled as a hotel, sheriff’s office, general store and barbers. It also features a jail where diners can be caught on camera behind bars as a fun souvenir of their visit.

Matthew Taylor Jr from M&D’s said, “We’re delighted to be opening the doors to such a fantastic branded 9E3996FE-E7F7-4CA6-BE5C-7696DFA020BBrestaurant which I am sure diners are going to love. We’ve invested significantly in ensuring the restaurant is a showstopper and there is nothing else like it. The interior has been cleverly styled and the popular menu includes a great choice of family favourites, not to mention the signature cocktails.

“The restaurant is a terrific addition to the Theme Park but is equally an attractive standalone destination. “The opening has also generated a number of local jobs which is another welcome boost for the community, and we can’t wait to welcome guests.”

C431A7AC-B39A-40D3-9642-2B7CC2A33F5DMonterey Jack’s Food & Beverage Director Naomi Dunkley said, “Monterey Jack’s are proud to work with the fantastic team at M&D’s on this unique restaurant. It truly will be an amazing dining experience for all and is almost a theme park within a theme park!” Menu favourites that will be served include burgers, ribs, pizzas and nachos along with full vegan, vegetarian and children’s menus, as well as a fantastic choice of desserts and signature cocktails.

92BB769B-1007-468A-BD7E-D7E0550C9077 4 5005 cMonterey Jack’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott Abercrombie added, “We have designed, in collaboration with the M&D’s team, almost from a shell, a totally new bar and restaurant with multiple dining zones, an amazing new glass frontage to enjoy the vista and outdoor terrace, and very special theme details to ensure that every customer is totally immersed in the MJ’s experience!”

The new Monterey Jack’s replaces the original Family Restaurant, just one of a number of attractions at M&D’s which has just opened to the public for the season. The destination Theme Park features many attractions, including Amazonia, a tropical indoor rainforest and home to more than 60 different species, Devil’s Island Adventure Golf, Cosmic Bowl ten pin bowling and Krazy Congo Soft Play, as well a variety of thrill rides and rides suitable for all age groups, and a Game Zone arcade area. Seasonal activities are held throughout the year including special Easter events which will feature a family silent disco and other attractions.



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