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Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Fast food chain KFC eyes up site in Cumbrian town

Fast food chain KFC says it would “love” to open a restaurant in Workington and is once again looking for suitable sites.

Earlier this year the company dealt a blow to the town when it announced it was no longer planning to build in the near future.

But the popular food outlet has now revealed it has its eyes on Workington once again.

It was two years ago when the company first showed an interest and submitted plans for a restaurant and drive-through opposite Morrisons Supermarket at Derwent Drive Retail Park.

But in September 2011, four months after submitting a planning application to Allerdale council, it withdrew the proposal saying that it would be resubmitted – but it never was.

Immediately after, the company vowed to still come to the town and said it was looking for other suitable locations and the public was even asked to suggest possible places.

But a KFC spokeswoman said in March it would not be happening in the “near future”.

However, a new statement issued by the company says: “We’d love to open a restaurant in Workington. We’re currently looking for a suitable location.”

Have your say

Is this KFC story a worthy news item? God help us.

Posted by Dave on 6 September 2013 at 23:41

can nobody in Workington cook a meal the town centre is nothing but charity.betting Chinese indian sandwich shops as well as coffee and ordinary fish shops all patronised by the most unfit looking people I have seen I don't know what other towns are like but if they are anything like Workington its a bad outlook.

Posted by rabbit on 5 September 2013 at 17:11

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