Royston’s Little Chef closes down as expansion of McDonald’s is planned

PUBLISHED: 09:30 29 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:42 29 May 2014

Little Chef in Royston closed down to be replaced by expanded McDonald's

Little Chef in Royston closed down to be replaced by expanded McDonald's

Archant

A Royston restaurant has closed down and is set to be replaced by an expanded version of McDonald’s.

The land has been purchased by McDonald’s, who have a restaurant next door.

A spokesman for McDonald’s said: “We are currently developing proposals to reconfigure the car park and drive thru lane at the Royston McDonald’s. This would represent a significant investment, through which we would expect to create eight to 10 additional jobs; reduce traffic, noise and congestion at peak times; and improve the overall customer experience.

“We are currently finalising plans, and expect to apply for planning permission in the next couple of months.”

McDonald’s opened last year, and has proved popular with residents of Crow country, with long queues often forming in the restaurant and for the drive-through. A spokesman for Hertfordshire Healthwatch said: “There is an established link between the growth of the fast food industry and obesity.

“On the other hand there is clearly a demand for it and the current site in Royston isn’t fit for purpose.

“We are not in the habit of telling people what to do with their lives but obesity is a big problem in this country and people need to know the facts about what they eat.”

For more information about healthy eating visit www.healthwatchhertfordshire.co.uk

The Crow contacted Little Chef’s owners but they declined to comment.

*What do you think? Do you welcome a larger McDonald’s coming to Royston? Email postbag@royston-crow.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

14:11

Residents at a Royston retirement complex have raised more than £600 for their charity of the year, Meldreth-based The MindEd Trust.

09:46

The detective investigating the theft of two eight-week-old puppies in Croydon has said the owner is shaken and upset after thieves broke into her home and took the young pair.

Yesterday, 16:24

Police are appealing for help tracing a man they wish to speak to after an elderly lady in Duxford was conned into parting with £2,700.

Yesterday, 11:58

Plans revealed in the Crow last week to deregister and sell off part of Therfield Heath have been met with a backlash from Royston people – who feel they have been kept in the dark about the future of this major town landmark.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter