Waiting times to get a burger at Hungry Jack's on Takalvan Street could be reduced if a second drive-thru lane is approved.
Hungry Jack's have applied to install an extra lane following a change in consumer habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the application, the fast-food business has experienced a surge in orders from people in vehicles.
“Prior to the COVID-19, approximately 70 per cent of business was conducted at the drive-thru,” the application stated.
“However, since COVID-19 there has been a reduction in in-store dining and the drive-thru has increased accordingly.
“The existing single-order station is not coping with the changed trading conditions.
“This new arrangement has been proposed on the basis of changed trading conditions.”
Under the current application, no car parking spaces at Hungry Jack's Takalvan Street will be lost.
Bundaberg Regional Council development assessment manager Richard Jenner said the application would be assessed against Council’s Planning Scheme for compliance.
Mr Jenner said it reflected how some businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This application shows the direct impact that COVID-19 is having on some businesses and their traditional mode of operation, with the restaurant drive-thru becoming an increasingly popular and efficient way to get meals under COVID restrictions,” he said.