Published: 15:30, 30 April 2021
| Updated: 16:18, 30 April 2021
Fast food giant McDonald's hopes to make its newest Kent drive-thru a 24-hour operation - becoming one of only six round-the-clock restaurants in the county.
The hamburger chain is due to open its latest location, alongside the A228 in Snodland, later in the summer. The firm has not confirmed the opening date, but adverts for jobs at the new site suggest it will be June 2.
An application for a late-night refreshment licence was lodged with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council on April 20 to allow the new restaurant in Holborough Road to trade between 11pm and 5am.
In support of its application, the firm says: "This restaurant understands that in extending our opening hours we have a duty to the local community and that we continue to protect our staff and customers from danger and harm."
Its statement continues: "This restaurant is keen to work in partnership with the local police service to prevent crime and disorder."
The borough council is taking comments from the public on the application until May 18.
Work on the development at Vantage Point North, which will be home to the new drive-thru, as well as a Costa Coffee and four new warehouses, began last year.
A McDonald’s spokesman said: "We are pleased to be progressing with our plans and are looking forward to welcoming customers in Snodland in the summer."
There are currently five McDonald's restaurants in Kent which are open 24 hours a day, in Ashford, Bobbing near Sittingbourne, Aylesford, Strood and the Medway City Estate.