A graphic representation of the new Wendy's outlet on
Andersons Bay Rd in South Dunedin. Photo supplied
Fifty-six jobs will be created when fast-food outlet
Wendy's opens in South Dunedin next year.
Ground work has begun on its new site, part of the former Red
Barn Garden Centre, at 369 Andersons Bay Rd.
The busy road is the location of several other fast-food
chains, such as McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Hell Pizza.
''We've been looking for a site for some time, but it has
been a case of being patient and finding the right
location,'' Wendy's chief executive Danielle Lendich said.
The burger chain has resource consent to operate a 265sqm,
about 62-seat restaurant and drive-through, its second South
Island store. The first opened in Christchurch last year.
Ms Lendich said there would be 50 jobs for crew and six for
management. How many would be full-time or part-time would
depend on the job candidates, she said. Recruiting for
management jobs had begun and crew positions would be
advertised next year.
Ground work has begun on the site. Photo by Craig Baxter
The chain had high hopes for Dunedin after its
Christchurch restaurant set a record for its first seven days
of sales, she said.
The restaurant would feature cafe-style seating and group
seating for larger dining parties, and a two-sided grill that
cooks meat faster and improves food safety.
The chain was also looking for other locations in the city to
open. Wendy's has 21 restaurants in New Zealand.
Developer Home Centre Properties confirmed one of two other
sections in the development would have Pita Pit and KiwiYo
franchises. A tenant of the second site was not yet