Jobs boost after KFC get green light for restaurant
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