McDonald’s to expand into Huntriss Row

New look McDonalds on Huntriss Row, reopned after a 3 week refit. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122327    05/06/12

New look McDonalds on Huntriss Row, reopned after a 3 week refit. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122327 05/06/12

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The fast-food wars in Huntriss Row are set to be taken to the streets.

McDonald’s has moved to park its tanks on its rivals’ lawn by applying for permission to have an outside seating area at its restaurant.

The move follows the success of KFC, which opened in former Sydenhams Sports shop last year.

In its submission to Scarborough Council McDonald’s said it had room to expand outwards.

It said: “The McDonald’s concept has captured the imagination of the public with its vast choice of food, and is now considering the potential for outdoor seating at a number of its stores.

“This application relates specifically to the placing of tables and chairs on the forecourt to the front of the restaurant, therefore, no buildings will be erected on-site, nor changes made to the existing site layout.

“This proposal includes seven tables, 22 chairs and associated barriers.

“These are not permanent fixtures.”

The American giant is citing the fact that other cafes in the road have outdoor seating as a reason why its application should not be rejected.

Should there be any objections to the outdoor seating the plans will have to go before the council’s planning committee last in the year.