2 Jul 2009

McDonalds eyes Kaikoura for future outlet

12:02 pm on 2 July 2009

McDonalds is considering opening a fast food restaurant outlet in Kaikoura.

The Marlborough Express reports some residents are concerned about the plan, with one saying it will be a "kiss of death" for smaller competitors and an eyesore.

McDonalds has confirmed the company bought a site on the main road through Kaikoura in April, in keeping with its plans to open 30 new outlets in New Zealand over the next three years, while real estate prices are lower.

It says preliminary discussions about resource consent have been held with the Kaikoura District Council, but no application will be lodged this year.