Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced plans to open its first restaurant in a north-east town.
The burger chain has lodged proposals for a new establishment on Watermill Road in Fraserburgh.
The company’s latest drive-thru would be located next to the town’s Asda supermarket.
Three separate applications for the project have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council by Planware Ltd, on behalf of McDonald’s.
The documents give some indication of how the new eatery would look.
Two drive-thru order stations for customers, a digital menu board, a play area and car parking with 10 spaces are all included in the plans.
A McDonald’s spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that we have submitted an application for a new drive-thru restaurant in Fraserburgh which would create at least 65 jobs in the area. We are excited to be progressing with this opportunity and the significant investment it could bring to the local community.”
A spokesman for Fraserburgh Community Council said the group could not comment on the plans until after they had been discussed at its monthly meeting.
Members of the public who wish to lodge a letter of support or objection to the drive-thru have until April 10.
News of the Broch branch plans comes as McDonald’s awaits a decision from Aberdeenshire Council for another drive-thru.
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The proposed outlet, beside the Arnhall Business Park in Westhill, would be close to Aberdeen FC’s under-construction Kingsford Stadium.
Planning documents submitted with the Westhill application said 65 jobs would be created if it was to receive approval from the local authority.
The deadline for public comments about that outlet has now passed, with 72 letters being submitted to Aberdeenshire Council regarding the application.
The local authority’s website shows there were 42 objections while 30 were in support.
Starbucks is also looking to build a cafe and drive-thru just one unit away from the Westhill McDonald’s.