Fast-food giant McDonald’s has applied for planning permission this week to install 6no Fascia Signs for a potential new drive-thru in Coleraine based at Asda.
A planning application has not been submitted for the restaurant itself but plans reveal the proposed site location based to the left of the entrance to Asda.
At this stage, we are unable to confirm if this to replace the current restaurant based at Riverside or if it will operate as a second restaurant.
MLA Maurice Bradley said: “I have known about this possible application for some time. However, at this stage, it is just for road signage, and restaurant signage and no firm proposal is as yet lodged with Planners.
“It is widely known that the Coleraine McDonalds is amongst the most successful in Northern Ireland and from personal experience, it is staffed by courteous and efficient staff ensuring quick and professional service.
“The application could be a “sign” of better things to come. At this stage what I am aware of is speculative and until McDonald’s themselves firm up their proposed plans with an application, it would be wrong to speculate on possible job creation.
“The application is good news for Coleraine. It will help with traffic congestion on the town’s Sandelford Bridge Roundabout and reduce traffic build-ups.
Causeway Coast Community reached out to McDonald’s for comment but were unable to respond at the time on going to print. As usual, we will keep you up to date with developments.
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