SUBWAY has announced plans for a new drive-through sandwich bar on a main route into Burton – a fourth branch of the retailer in the town.
The outline plans for the drive-through facility have been submitted for vacant land adjacent to McDonalds off Eastern Avenue, in Derby Road, Stretton.
The plans come after the Mail revealed last week that Subway was to open its third outlet in Burton town centre in the run-up to Christmas in the Octagon shopping centre.
At the time the firm said it had tentative plans to further increase is number of stores with branches on the outskirts of the town and that has quickly come to fruition with the Derby Road proposal.
Documents submitted with the application make the point that the proposed Subway outlet will bring a site into use that has been vacant for some time.
It says: “The site has stood vacant for many years.
“In the absence of a viable economic use, it is unlikely that redevelopment of the site will take place and the site will continue to detract from the appearance of the area and will fail to support the regeneration of Burton.
“The proposed restaurant with drive-through facility is of modest scale, which would complement the other commercial uses in the vicinity and would be unlikely to be a major sole attractor of users, but rather an en-route or linked trip facility.”
It is not yet known how many jobs the new outlet could create, although it is likely to be more than 10.
The firm revealed last month that it was bidding to double the number of Subway stores in Staffordshire from 22 to 44 in the next three years, creating 330 new jobs and 14 new franchises.
James Fleck, development agent for Subway, said: “The planned expansion in Staffordshire will not only provide a significant boost to the local employment market, but also give entrepreneurs the opportunity to establish their own small business.”