McDonald’s are closer to opening new restaurant
The opening of the new McDonald’s restaurant in Rutherglen is a step nearer after they lodged additional requests for planning permission last month.
We reported in October that the worldwide burger chain had lodged a planning application for the site on Dalmarnock Road, beside the River Clyde.
And that application was approved at a committee meeting in December.
The chain will be located next to the Tesco superstore, accessible by the roundabout used to enter the store and the filling station.
It will feature a drive-thru and will be able to accommodate around 160 diners at a time and there will be around 37 car parking spaces.
In January a spokesperson for McDonald’s said they were confident of opening in the latter part of 2015.
That seems to have moved a step closer, as they lodged a planning application with South Lanarkshire Council for the erection of various illuminated and non- illuminated signage associated with a drive thru restaurant.
It is understood the development could create around 65 new jobs for the area.
The prospective location is currently a brownfield site with limited social and economic function.
Council leader Eddie McAvoy welcomed the news when is was announced and said: “It’ll make a big difference, especially down at that area where we could do with some investment to make the place more attractive.
“It will create a number of new jobs as well.”
Big Mac and drive McDonald’s drive thru in Rutherglen will look similar to this existing restaurant