Fast food chain cre­ates 40 jobs

New town eatery of­fers em­ploy­ment

Llanelli Star - - FRONT PAGE - Sion Barry [email protected]­

A NEW drive-thru Burger King res­tau­rant has been opened at Parc Trostre in Llanelli in an in­vest­ment cre­at­ing 40 jobs.

The new-build res­tau­rant was con­structed for the fran­chisee, Swanseabas­ed Union­burger, on a 0.3-acre site ad­ja­cent to one of the en­trances to the park from Heol Trostre.

It is Union­burger’s sev­enth drive-thru in Wales, fol­low­ing a Burger King drive-thru which opened on New­port Leisure Park in July last year.

Huw Thomas, direc­tor of re­tail and leisure at Cooke & Ark­wright, who ac­quired the site from M&G Real Es­tate on be­half of Union­burger said: “This is Union­burger’s 11th res­tau­rant in Wales and we are de­lighted to have se­cured this promi­nent site in Parc Trostre on their be­half.

“The strate­gic lo­ca­tion for the drive-thru has been care­fully se­lected so that Burger King is well po­si­tioned to cater for vis­i­tors as they en­ter and leave the re­tail park.

“Union­burger con­tin­ues to grow its busi­ness in the re­gion through the Burger King fran­chise. An­other drive-thru is cur­rently be­ing built in Barry for Union­burger and we are ac­tively look­ing for other new sites in South Wales and the Bor­ders ar­eas.”

Union­burger was es­tab­lished in Swansea in 1983 and direc­tor Chris Baker said: “We are de­lighted with the lo­ca­tion for our new pur­pose-built res­tau­rant.

“The Burger King driv­ethru in New­port Leisure Park has proved a great suc­cess and a boost to our port­fo­lio in South Wales.

“We con­tinue to re­view fur­ther lo­ca­tions for their suit­abil­ity and with the aim be­ing to se­cure fur­ther new sites as time evolves.”

Stephen Gwilliam, direc­tor of as­set Man­age­ment at M&G Real Es­tate said, “Union­burger’s new Burger King drive-thru is a wel­come ad­di­tion to our ten­ant line-up at Parc Trostre.

“It will fur­ther en­hance the of­fer­ing to the 90,000plus vis­i­tors which the park wel­comes each week.”

Re­tail an­chors at the 450,000 sq ft park in­clude M&S, Pri­mark, Next, New Look, River Is­land, H&M, Asda Liv­ing, TK Max, B&Q, Tesco Ex­tra and Deben­hams.

As well as Parc Trostre, M&G Real Es­tate’s port­fo­lio of shop­ping cen­tres in­cludes in­vest­ments in Blue­wa­ter, Cribbs Cause­way and Manch­ester Arn­dale.

M&G Real Es­tate were rep­re­sented by Stock­ford An­der­sen and McMullen Wil­son.

Pic­ture: Aled Lly­we­lyn

From left, Chris Baker, direc­tor of Union­burger with Den­nis Cat­tell, cen­tre man­ager of Parc Torstre Re­tail Park and Huw Thomas of Cooke & Ark­wright.

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