Fast food gi­ant to take over for­mer restau­rant site

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ANEW McDon­ald’s restau­rant is set to open in Formby.

The site for­merly be­long­ing to MJ’s Steak­house and Diner on Alt­car Road could soon be con­verted into a new branch of McDon­alds.

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted to Sefton Coun­cil seek­ing ap­proval for the de­vel­op­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the ap­pli­ca­tion, if the plan were to go ahead, the car park would lose 20 car park­ing spa­ces, and “mi­nor amend­ments” would be made to the build­ing.

It would also cre­ate “at least” 65 full and part-time jobs.

This comes af­ter MJ’s 24-hour drive through, which was a 250-seater restau­rant, un­ex­pect­edly closed its doors in 2016.

The venue proved pop­u­lar with lo­cals, of­fer­ing a break­fast and evening menu of steaks, chicken and lamb dishes as well as a num­ber of en­ter­tain­ment nights for lo­cals.

Now, the restau­rant gi­ant is hop­ing to give the venue a new lease of life.

A McDon­ald’s spokesper­son said: “We can con­firm that we have sub­mit­ted a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a new Drive Thru restau­rant in Formby and look for­ward to work­ing with Sefton Coun­cil on our plans.

“If ap­proved the restau­rant would cre­ate at least 65 full and part-time jobs.”

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The for­mer MJ’s looks set to be­come a McDon­ald’s

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