bun fight may be imminent in Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin, as
Wendy's Hamburgers seeks to open its first Dunedin burger
outlet - between Burger King and McDonald's.
The Dunedin City Council is considering an application to
redevelop the site of the former Red Barn Garden Centre.
Developer Allan Dippie's company Home Centre Properties has
applied to redevelop the site and build a 24-hour 62-seat
Wendy's Hamburgers restaurant with drive-through as well as
two other ''quick-serve'' food restaurants on the same site.
An application to the council says tenants have not yet been
sourced for the two other restaurants.
The road is increasingly populated with fast-food chains,
including McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, KFC and Hell
Wendy's is expanding its operation in New Zealand and last
year said it was keen to open a store in Dunedin.
Wendy's NZ chief executive Danielle Lendich said if the
council granted consent, the fast-food chain hoped to open
next spring. She said Wendy's did not want to go to Andersons
Bay Rd because its competitors were there, but because it was
becoming a food hub and was on a busy road.
It was also reasonably difficult to get a fast-food business
into the more central areas of the city, she said.
The site is in an industrial zone so the restaurant activity
is not permitted.
City council senior planner John Sule said the application
was notified on a limited basis, to immediate neighbours
only, and no submissions were received, so council staff were
considering the application internally, rather than a