Warrnambool could soon have a second KFC but the location is up in the air.
A spokeswoman for the Bird Group, the franchisee for the city's existing restaurant, said there were plans for a second KFC in the city.
"We are looking to build a second store in Warrnambool, however we have not been able to find a suitable site at this stage," she said.
It comes as plans for a service station and fast food outlet in the city's east were revealed. The planning permit mentions traffic volumes associated with "KFC restaurants with a drive through" but doesn't specifically say if that is what is proposed at the site.
"This rate will be adopted for the proposed convenience restaurant tenancy," it states.
The Standard made several unsuccessful attempts to seek clarification from KFC.
The application for the site at 140 Raglan Parade has been submitted to Warrnambool City Council.
The vacant site is located between Gateway Plaza and Harvey Norman and the application has been submitted by Conform Developments.
The proposed service station would include eight bowsers, a convenience store and restaurant and 11 car parks. It would be open 24 hours and the restaurant would seat 32 people.
There would also be a drive-through option for the restaurant. A trucker's lounge, laundry, shower and bathroom facilities would also be included.
"The proposed development is integrated well with the existing commercial uses located to the west (Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre) and the east (bulky goods retail) providing a commercial offering missing from the area and improving the integration between the existing commercial offerings of the precinct," the application states.
"The site has a frontage to Bescott Street to the south and to the north in the order of 60 metres as well to the east in the order of 72 metres comprising a total site area of 5316 square metres."
The service station would improve motorist amenity and provide an enhanced user experience on the Princes Highway, it states.
"The provision for food and fuel services will support the continued growth of the transport and logistics industries in the region by providing a valued service to motorists in Warrnambool," it says.
The subject site is in the Commercial 2 zone which allows for offices, appropriate manufacturing and industries, bulky goods retailing, other retail uses and associated business and commercial services.
The closing date for submissions on the proposed service station is November 27.
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