FAST food giant Hungry Jack’s plans to return to Port Macquarie and create up to 50 jobs in the process.
The former service station site on the corner of Gordon and Hollingworth streets will be home to a Hungry Jack’s outlet subject to development approval.
A spokesman confirmed Hungry Jack’s had a development application before Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
“Pending approval, it is anticipated a new restaurant could open later this year, creating up to 50 jobs in the local community,” the spokesman said.
The proposal involves the construction of a single-storey building with a kitchen, back of house areas, servery, dining area and drive-through.
There would be 26 seats inside and an outdoor terrace would expand the dining space by 14 seats. Plans feature a car park and drive-through.
The former service station site has been remediated.
Hungry Jack’s has been a fixture on the Australia’s business landscape for more than 40 years and has 380 restaurants nationally.
Hungry Jack’s previously had stores in Gordon Street and Port Central.
Development application documentation said an operational management plan had been prepared for the proposed restaurant to address matters associated with anti-social behaviour, surveillance, complaints management and litter management.
Construction is estimated to take about 16 weeks, subject to development consent and weather conditions.
The development application is available at Port Macquarie-Hastings Council until Thursday, January 22.