McDonald's is planning an expansion at its outlet in Castletroy
LIMERICK City and County Council has given the green light to plans to significantly expand the McDonald's restaurant in Castletroy.
In a move which will create 25 new jobs, the fast food giant is planning to invest more than €1m intro its restaurant beside the area's shopping centre.
A spokesperson for the firm said the "Experience of the Future" transformation will see a new dual-lane drive-thru, plus refurbishments to the kitchen and dining areas.
McDonald's has previously the works will take approximately five weeks if permission is granted.
Two new drive-thru lanes are planned, side-by-side, replacing the one currently in place.
As well as this, the existing rubbish area will be removed, as will the corridor area.
In their place will be a smaller litter zone, and food store, alongside an extension to the current freezer area on the northern elevation.
McDonald's is planning a new entrance lobby on the east side with a new sliding entrance door, with material amendments to the roof.
In order to facilitate the new drive-thru lane, 10 car parking spaces will be removed, while two accessible spaces will relocate.
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