Jobs boost af­ter KFC get green light for restau­rant

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Plans to build a KFC restau­rant have been given the go- ahead which could see more than 45 jobs cre­ated for the area.

The ap­pli­ca­tion that was ap­proved by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil yes­ter­day ( Tues­day), will en­able the fast food gi­ants to start work on their new drive-through eatery built on Dal­marnock Road.

The store will be lo­cated next to the Tesco Ex­tra and the McDon­ald’s restau­rant that opened in Novem­ber.

The new KFC is ex­pected to open in the sum­mer of 2016.

It is un­der­stood the move will cre­ate 45 jobs in the area, in­clud­ing both full and part­time po­si­tions.

A spokesman for the chain could not com­ment on how much it would cost the com­pany to build the restau­rant in Ruther­glen.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan­ning re­port, KFC will look to em­ploy staff who are lo­cal to the area and the new site will in­clude 42 park­ing spa­ces and a drive-through.

MSP James Kelly said : “I wel­come the fact that KFC are open­ing in the area but I hope to see good terms and con­di­tions for lo­cal work­ers.

“I’m call­ing on KFC to pay the liv­ing wage.”

The new de­vel­op­ment would be ac­cessed via the new ac­cess road, re­cently formed to serve the McDon­alds restau­rant.

A KFC spokesman said: “We are de­lighted to be open­ing a new restau­rant in Ruther­glen, due to open in Sum­mer 2016.

“The restau­rant wi l l cre­ate ap­prox­i­mately 45 ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing res­i­dents into the restau­rant.”

Fin­ger lickin’ good Fast food chain KFC have been given per­mis­sion to build a new out­let at Dal­marnock Road, Ruther­glen, next to a new McDon­alds restau­rant

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