McDonald's plans restaurant in Mosgiel

About 60 to 70 jobs would be created if plans to build a McDonald's restaurant and McCafe in Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel, are approved.

It is the second national business chain to announce it planned to open in Mosgiel this year, following The Warehouse.

The fast-food chain has applied to the Dunedin City Council for resource consent to build a 474sq m restaurant, cafe, indoor children's playground, parking, a drive-through, signs and landscaping.

It was proposed to open seven days a week, from 6am to 11pm, with closing time extended to 1am on Saturdays and Sundays.

McDonald's New Zealand national communications manager Kate Porter said the chain was always looking for good sites in areas doing well and the empty site at 14 Hartstonge Ave next to the New World supermarket, fitted the bill.

"We've been looking at Mosgiel for a while.

"Now we've found a site, we can act on it."

If consent was given, the restaurant would be built to the chain's latest design, similar to its Andersons Bay Rd restaurant, and would take about four months, she said.

The restaurant would provide about 60 to 70 jobs, depending on the mixture of full and part-time jobs needed.

It was too early to confirm who would run the franchise, but it would be someone from the area, Ms Porter said.

Last week, the chain announced it was planning to open 30 restaurants in the next three years and double its payroll to 14,000.

The only other planned restaurant for Otago and Southland is under construction in Gore.

The Warehouse will open a store in Mosgiel at the end of July located in the former New World supermarket in Gordon Rd.

Submissions on the McDonald's application close on June 8.


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