Exclusive: New ‘Burger King’ drive-thru restaurant is being linked with site near cinema in Ballymena

FAST food giant ‘Burger King’ is being linked with a development which could see them fetch up at a prime location with a new drive-thru restaurant in Ballymena, it can be revealed.

It is understood a site close to the cinema in Ballymena is being examined.

The matter was discussed at a behind-closed-doors section of the main monthly meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in Ballymena on Monday night.

The focus is on future developments in this area of Ballymena.

 

Reference to ‘Burger King’ was made on the publicly available council agenda in connection with discussions regarding a proposed new ‘southern link road’.

The road is central to major rejuvenation plans for that part of the town and will eventually go from Larne Road Link to Broughshane Road.

Proposed multi-million developments at the former St Patrick’s army base in Ballymena – again close to the site being linked to ‘Burger King’ – are set to transform Ballymena.

Sources said a parcel of land being examined for ‘Burger King’ is at the car park where the Saturday Market is currently held.

Official planning approval would need to be obtained but it is in a part of the town where there already are a number of eateries close to the cinema.

The Council has already revealed the market is moving to Ballymoney Road car park in Ballymena.

When asked for a comment about ‘Burger King’, a Council spokesperson told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “This matter was discussed at closed Council and we are unable to provide further details at this stage.”

‘Ballymena Daily’ has asked ‘Burger King’ for comment.

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