McDonalds says new drive-thru plans will not affect current restaurants

St Helens Star: McDonalds says new drive-thru plans will not affect current restaurants McDonalds says new drive-thru plans will not affect current restaurants

FAST food giants McDonalds have said they have no plans to close any of their restaurants in the town, following an application to build a third takeaway.

The plans propose a drive-thru on Chalon Way, close to The Range on the former Tesco site and near to restaurants on Church Street and St Helens Linkway.

The proposed building would have two storeys, providing 85 seats and parking for 59 cars. It will also bring a number of jobs to the town. Access would be via Chalon Way.

A spokesperson from McDonalds said: “I can confirm that we have submitted our application to build a new restaurant in St Helens.

"A new McDonald’s will mean a significant investment and bring around 65 new full and part-time jobs to the local area. We currently have no plans to close our existing St Helens restaurants.”

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10:50am Thu 13 Dec 12

Lolly92 says...

We don't need another fast food restaurant !!! Especially ANOTHER McDonalds, why can't we get some decent food places in the town like Nandos, Pesto, Bella Italia, Chiquitos or maybe just some really good Italian restaurant instead of the copious amounts of Chinese buffets and take away places. Their is no where to go in St. Helens for a good meal anymore, my 84 year old grandad agrees that there is nowhere good to eat anymore and he has lived in St Helens all of his life. Also, the government are trying to tackle obesity rates and were going to have 3 McDonald's in one town centre...brilliant idea! Might aswell get a daily shuttle bus to these weight loss clinics
We don't need another fast food restaurant !!! Especially ANOTHER McDonalds, why can't we get some decent food places in the town like Nandos, Pesto, Bella Italia, Chiquitos or maybe just some really good Italian restaurant instead of the copious amounts of Chinese buffets and take away places. Their is no where to go in St. Helens for a good meal anymore, my 84 year old grandad agrees that there is nowhere good to eat anymore and he has lived in St Helens all of his life. Also, the government are trying to tackle obesity rates and were going to have 3 McDonald's in one town centre...brilliant idea! Might aswell get a daily shuttle bus to these weight loss clinics Lolly92

11:32am Thu 13 Dec 12

smith&weston says...

And the Award for the town with the most mobile phone shops, McDonalds and Pound shops goes to.... drumroll.......ST HELENS. Last person to leave, please turn off the lights.
And the Award for the town with the most mobile phone shops, McDonalds and Pound shops goes to.... drumroll.......ST HELENS. Last person to leave, please turn off the lights. smith&weston

4:22pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Sankey says...

Macdonald's not closing other resturants thats nice of them! propably because of franchise agreements but the other franchiees will suffer through loss of trade. As for Nandos, Bella Italia, Piccolinos etc again they are franchise outlets and the reason there are none is nothinbg to do with the council there is no demand for them. If there were they would open new businesses. What we can blame the council and the leaders for is turning st helens into such a place of almost third world status. The only option in st helens is minimum wage or the dole no one has any disposable income. Thats why its of eastern european status in relation to warrington which has all those restuarants you describe. THis came about through vision and planning 20 years ago and the boat has now sailed with that money now gone. But our leaders remain in post and will do so whatever happens. What a tragedy for the people of St Helens.
Macdonald's not closing other resturants thats nice of them! propably because of franchise agreements but the other franchiees will suffer through loss of trade. As for Nandos, Bella Italia, Piccolinos etc again they are franchise outlets and the reason there are none is nothinbg to do with the council there is no demand for them. If there were they would open new businesses. What we can blame the council and the leaders for is turning st helens into such a place of almost third world status. The only option in st helens is minimum wage or the dole no one has any disposable income. Thats why its of eastern european status in relation to warrington which has all those restuarants you describe. THis came about through vision and planning 20 years ago and the boat has now sailed with that money now gone. But our leaders remain in post and will do so whatever happens. What a tragedy for the people of St Helens. Sankey

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