November opening planned for Fishponds McDonald's drive-thru

October 03 2019
November opening planned for Fishponds McDonald's drive-thru

McDONALD'S is aiming to open its new drive-thru on Fishponds Road by the end of next month.

The fast food giant first unveiled plans for the restaurant more than four years ago, but they were rejected by the city council. After winning permission for the restaurant on appeal in 2017 the company's contractors started work on the site last year.

Now the main building is up on the former Bristol Tile Company site and a sign advertising the 7am-11pm opening hours has been erected next to the Star pub.

But there is still a lot of work to do, with the building needing to be fitted out and vehicle access and parking still to be built.

McDonald's has also said it intends to comply with all necessary safety requirements for traffic and pedestrians at the site, after concerns were raised about the new traffic island.

A resident wrote to the city council raising concerns over visibility for pedestrians crossing at the island and questioned whether it would be safe.


McDonald's sign

Council officers say a series of safety audits is being carried out in relation to the site access, including one before they were built, one as they are built and another after the restaurant opens.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said: We continue to work closely with Bristol City Council on this application to ensure the necessary safety audits are carried out, and our ambition is to open in late November.”