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KFC announce plans for £2m Swinton drive-thru with 50 jobs

Fast food retailer KFC has announced plans to build a new drive-thru restaurant on vacant land in Swinton.

Costing in the region of £2 million, the build at the junction of Swinton Hall Road and Station Road, next door to ASDA Swinton, will see a disused site of two vacant retail units and car park converted.

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The expected location of the new KFC Swinton drive-thru

Before it submits a full planning application the restaurant chain will hold a public exhibition at Swinton Square Shopping Centre on Thursday 19 November, 12 noon to 8pm at the former Superdrug store at 59-61, The Parade, Swinton.

KFC already operates drive-thru restaurants at Walkden Ellesmere Centre, at Salford Shopping City (Salford precinct), Stretford Shopping Centre and on Bury New Road in Prestwich.

KFC said the new restaurant would seek to recruit local unemployed young people and would generate up to £77,000 in business rates for Salford City Council.

A pre-application information line has been set up to see if anybody has any queries about the application, they can call 0800 319 6162.

Stephen McDonald, Senior Acquisitions Manager at KFC (GB) Ltd, said: “Salford has one of the highest unemployment rates in Greater Manchester and if our drive through restaurant is granted the green light, it will create up to 50 jobs.

“We believe in consulting openly with the community and I would urge people to come along to the exhibition, look at the plans and let us know what they think.”

A full planning application is expected to come before Salford City Council in December 2015.

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