McDonald's tries again for new branch in York

York Press: McDonald's tries again for new branch in York McDonald's tries again for new branch in York

FAST food giant McDonald’s is making a fresh attempt to open a new drive-through restaurant on the edge of York.

The firm originally submitted plans for an outlet at Monks Cross Drive earlier this year before withdrawing the proposals, but it has now submitted a new application to City of York Council and a decision is expected next month.

The restaurant is expected to employ at least 65 full and part-time staff which could increase if trading is successful. It said that, apart from management, almost all staff would be local.

If the plans are approved, the new outlet would have space for 96 customers and would replace McDonald’s existing restaurant at Monks Cross Shopping Park, which Planware said was not big enough.

In a statement, the chain’s agents Planware Limited said the scheme had initially been put on hold because of landscaping and newt fencing.

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5:21pm Sun 8 Dec 13

PKH says...

I note it does not say how many staff are employed at the outlet which will be shutting, just 65 will be employed as an argument for approval, what is the increase if any. The Press just take press releases verbatim with out asking any pertinent questions.
I note it does not say how many staff are employed at the outlet which will be shutting, just 65 will be employed as an argument for approval, what is the increase if any. The Press just take press releases verbatim with out asking any pertinent questions. PKH

9:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Woody G Mellor says...

I sincerely hope that McFilth McFails in their application.
I sincerely hope that McFilth McFails in their application. Woody G Mellor

9:16am Mon 9 Dec 13

Robertbrad says...

Mcdonalds and Burger King both employees came out on streets to protest for the minimum wages.http://bit.ly/
minwages
Mcdonalds and Burger King both employees came out on streets to protest for the minimum wages.http://bit.ly/ minwages Robertbrad

9:20am Mon 9 Dec 13

marvell says...

Love the way McD's think that the public are stupid and forget the real reason for delaying their last application which was their falling out with Cllr James Alexander due to him wanting to end the 24hr opening at Blake St. He tried to force their hand by hinting they wouldn't get permission for this if they fought him. The Council wasted public money in the courts and lost the case and Blake St stayed open.

Be interesting to see the Council position now that the "newt fencing " is in place !!!
Love the way McD's think that the public are stupid and forget the real reason for delaying their last application which was their falling out with Cllr James Alexander due to him wanting to end the 24hr opening at Blake St. He tried to force their hand by hinting they wouldn't get permission for this if they fought him. The Council wasted public money in the courts and lost the case and Blake St stayed open. Be interesting to see the Council position now that the "newt fencing " is in place !!! marvell

11:43am Mon 9 Dec 13

again says...

People don't visit York so they can eat at yet another McDonald's. That's what retail parks are for.
People don't visit York so they can eat at yet another McDonald's. That's what retail parks are for. again

12:10pm Mon 9 Dec 13

YorkPatrol says...

again wrote:
People don't visit York so they can eat at yet another McDonald's. That's what retail parks are for.
Is your brain freeze dried? The proposal is for it to be built at a retail park....
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: People don't visit York so they can eat at yet another McDonald's. That's what retail parks are for.[/p][/quote]Is your brain freeze dried? The proposal is for it to be built at a retail park.... YorkPatrol

12:15pm Mon 9 Dec 13

marvell says...

In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following:

“In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.”

Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now?
In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following: “In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.” Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now? marvell

12:57pm Mon 9 Dec 13

AGuyFromStrensall says...

marvell wrote:
In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following:

“In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.”

Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now?
Maybe he's been reminded that pubs serve alcohol rather than McDonalds...
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following: “In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.” Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now?[/p][/quote]Maybe he's been reminded that pubs serve alcohol rather than McDonalds... AGuyFromStrensall

3:53pm Mon 9 Dec 13

YorkPatrol says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
marvell wrote: In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following: “In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.” Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now?
Maybe he's been reminded that pubs serve alcohol rather than McDonalds...
It's all poison, which ever way you look at it
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: In The Press on 19th June - Cllr Alexander said the following: “In my opinion, issues with antisocial behaviour from their Blake Street restaurant need addressing before they can open more stories in York, and McDonald’s need to prove themselves to be good neighbours.” Given that the anti-social behaviour continues due to the 24 hour opening being won on appeal - what will be Cllr Alexander's response now?[/p][/quote]Maybe he's been reminded that pubs serve alcohol rather than McDonalds...[/p][/quote]It's all poison, which ever way you look at it YorkPatrol

5:48pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Teabag1 says...

whats the big deal why cant they have a drive thru at monks cross?
whats the big deal why cant they have a drive thru at monks cross? Teabag1

8:14pm Mon 9 Dec 13

MouseHouse says...

MaccyD - GO AWAY AND BLIGHT ANOTHER TOWN.
MaccyD - GO AWAY AND BLIGHT ANOTHER TOWN. MouseHouse

3:51am Tue 10 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Am I alone in thinking that relocating to BEHIND the shopping park is a bad move? People shopping currently might spend more time in the shops and realise they want something quick to fill up on and then get back to shopping, the big yellow M catches their eyes and they go over for some 'food'... but if McD's is relocated to some self-contained unit out of sight of all the shops, it could see a notable decrease in footfall - the reason it's so busy is because it's in prime sight of shoppers.
Am I alone in thinking that relocating to BEHIND the shopping park is a bad move? People shopping currently might spend more time in the shops and realise they want something quick to fill up on and then get back to shopping, the big yellow M catches their eyes and they go over for some 'food'... but if McD's is relocated to some self-contained unit out of sight of all the shops, it could see a notable decrease in footfall - the reason it's so busy is because it's in prime sight of shoppers. Magicman!

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