McDonald's to open Burton Latimer drive-thru

Fast-food giant McDonald's look set to open a new drive-thru on the edge of Burton Latimer.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 1:23 pm
McDonald's want to open a branch in Burton Latimer.

Plans have been unveiled to build a branch near the A6 roundabout just off Junction 10 of the A14, a site which is likely to attract huge passing trade.

It's part of the Segro Park development, which could create up to 1,500 jobs once complete. Documents suggest the Burton Latimer McDonald's could create between 65 and 100 jobs.

If approved the branch would have outdoor seating, a play frame, 44 car parking spaces and a double drive-thru lane.

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A drawing of the plans. The A6 is just to the right.

It's not yet known when the popular chain hopes the restaurant will open but documents suggest it wouldn't be too long once work starts.

The proposed restaurant is a modular building, manufactured off-site and assembled on-site.

It's estimated it will only take 14 weeks to complete once groundworks start.

Currently those in Burton Latimer seeking their McDonald's fix have to travel to one of three branches in nearby Kettering or two in Wellingborough

An artist's impression of the play frame.

To have your say on the plans, which will be discussed by planning officers in the coming months, visit the Kettering Council website.

The first McDonald’s restaurant was opened in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, by brothers Maurice and Richard McDonald.

In 1962 the famous double-arch 'm' became their logo before they introduced clown Ronald McDonald.

There are now tens of thousands of McDonald's restaurants in more than 100 countries.

How Segro Park could look. The McDonald's is unit 1, the smallest unit to the left of this drawing.

A McDonald's spokesman said: “We can confirm that we have submitted an application for a new drive-thru restaurant and look forward to progressing with it.

"The restaurant will create at least 65 jobs and bring investment to the local area.”