Two food and drink giants have announced plans to open new drive-thrus in the north-east – close to the Dons’ new Kingsford Stadium.
Fast food chain McDonald’s and cafe company Starbucks have plans to move into the Arnhall Business Park in Westhill, just a stone’s throw from where the new football ground will be.
A spokesman for McDonald’s said that, if permission was granted, 65 new jobs would be created. He said they looked forward to working with the local authority on the project.
It is understood the burger chain has submitted plans with Aberdeenshire Council for the restaurant, but it has not yet been validated by the authority.
The spokesman added: “If approved, we believe the restaurant would bring investment to the community, as well as creating 65 new full and part-time jobs.”
It is also understood the one- storey restaurant will have two drive-thru order stations.
Starbucks has also lodged plans to build a cafe and drive-thru just one unit over, which has been on the market for 12 years.
The unit was up for sale from 2006 until September this year when it was acquired by the coffee giant.
According to a report submitted with the application by Lippe Architects, the site would operate 24 hours a day and create at least 20 jobs. Alongside the cafe and drive-thru, 25 parking spaces would also be created for visitors.
Given the length of time on the market, the report says it does not believe the plan would jeopardise the development of the town.
The West Aberdeen Environmental Protection Association said it has not yet reviewed the applications and declined to comment.