New fast food outlet could bring 65 jobs

McDonald’s wants to open another restaurant and takeaway in Kent and that could mean 65 new jobs.

The fast food giant is planning a 4,009 sq ft store in Courteney Road, Gillingham between Tesco and Dobbies Garden World. 

McDonald’s has asked for planning permission and if approved, the restaurant, which will have a drive-through and 26 car parking spaces, will create 35 full-time and 30 part-time jobs.


Medway Council have received another application from McDonald’s for a 12 metre totem sign, which in the drawings, says “open 24 hours” but the main application form does not specify what the opening times will be.

The fast food chain already has six restaurants in Medway with the closest 1.7 miles away in Beechings Way, Twydall, and another in Gillingham High Street, 2.6 miles down the road from the proposed site.

McDonald’s has other restaurants in Chatham High Street, Medway Valley Leisure Park, Commercial Road, Strood, and in Anthony’s Way, Medway City Estate.


Cllr Mike O’Brien, ward councillor for Rainham Central, said: “I haven’t had any representations made to me, there’s a KFC already in the road, it’s not near a school and the problem of litter is not too bad.

“It does provide jobs for young people and it’s pretty much out of the way in Courteney Road.”

A McDonald’s spokesman said: “We can confirm plans have been submitted for a new restaurant on Courteney Road, Gillingham. If approved the new restaurant would bring significant investment to the local area.”


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