By MELISSA KEOGH
Just one month after the announcement of a Hungry Jack’s outlet in Renmark, the fast food giant has dropped a whopper bombshell – Loxton can now expect a franchise in the near future.
A Hungry Jack’s spokesperson told the Murray Pioneer that Hungry Jack’s was considering establishing the burger and fries outlet in Loxton – sometime after June next year.
“Hungry Jack’s regularly investigates new locations for its restaurants and Loxton is under active consideration,” the spokesperson said.
“However, there are no plans for a Hungry Jack’s in Loxton this financial year.”
The Pioneer understands the outlet could be established within one of two existing On The Run service stations operating in the town.
The addition of a Hungry Jack’s outlet in Loxton is expected to create both excitement and doubt, as it will be the first giant fast food outlet to be established in the town’s history.
If established, Loxton will become also one of the smallest towns in South Australia to house a Hungry Jack’s restaurant.
Earlier this month, the Renmark Paringa Council approved development plans to build a Hungry Jack’s restaurant in Renmark.
The Burger King franchise is planned to be built within an existing On the Run service station on the corner of Renmark Avenue and Twenty-first Street, Renmark.
The Hungry Jack’s spokesperson said the establishment of the Renmark outlet would create around 60 new jobs within the local community.
“It is anticipated that construction could commence early in the new year,” the spokesperson said.
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