Another fast food outlet is proposing to set-up shop on Bargara Road with Hungry Jack's lodging a proposal for a 24-hour store that would create 50 jobs.
A material change of use development application was this week lodged with Bundaberg Regional Council for a food and drink outlet at 119-121 Bargara Road, Bundaberg East.
If successful it would be the third Hungry Jack's in Bundaberg.
Council's planning and development spokesman Cr Ross Sommerfeld said while the proposal would need to go through the assessment process, any investment interest from national chains was welcome news.
“Steady and continued development interest from established businesses underlines the positive momentum the region is experiencing in growth and economy,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“East of Bundaberg and out to the coast are some of our fastest-growing communities and there is little doubt that increased services in this area would be welcomed by residents.”
The Bargara Road Hungry Jacks application acknowledges that this type of development is not earmarked for the area, however states it is not considered “offensive” given that a number of fast-food chains and take away stores are already established.
“The applicant believes there is a demand for more dining options in this area of town and that a new food outlet would further benefit nearby tourism facilities,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“Across the two blocks the development is proposed to include a 250 square metre low-rise building and 16 carparks in addition to 12 queuing spaces for a drive through.”
The Bundaberg East area is now home to two other popular fast food franchises with the Domino’s Pizza established adjacent to the proposed site and the recent opening of KFC.