McDonald's Kirrawee applies for extra drive-thru lane to cut queues

Busy site: McDonald's at Kirrawee.
Busy site: McDonald's at Kirrawee.

McDonald’s has applied to reconfigure its busy restaurant site on Princes Highway, Kirrawee, to install a second drive-thru lane.

A developent application (DA) has been submitted to Sutherland Shire Council for the project, which is estimated to cost $429,000.

The company said the aim was not to increase the total number of vehicles using the drive-thru facility, but rather reduce queue lengths and potential impact on parking and manoeuvring areas within the site.  

Development application: McDonald's wants dual drive-thru lanes.

Development application: McDonald's wants dual drive-thru lanes.

The number of parking spaces would be cut from 46 to 45 to accommodate the upgrade.

“The proposed works are in response to customer demand and will provide improved efficiency and service across the site,” the DA said.

“With no increase to the existing gross floor area and no increase to the number of seats provided, the proposed works are not seen as an intensification to the existing land use.”

The DA said there were 880 McDonald’s operations across Australia, serving about 1.2 million people a day and providing more than 90,000 jobs.

“Since 2002, McDonald’s Australia has implemented a number of alternative healthy eating options and choices,” the document said.

“McDonald’s Australia is a well-known and respected company across Australia, known for its food product, well trained staff and new and improved designs.”