A new fried chicken restaurant will soon open in Nottingham city center and create 70 new jobs after building permission is granted.
The fast food restaurant would use a building at the junction of Clumber Street and Parliament Street, which has been vacant for “many years”.
Bee World UK Ltd, part of the Jollibee Foods Corporation, this week received permission from Nottingham City Council for the new business.
The company has previously been described as Southeast Asia’s answer to KFC.
Speaking of his decision, a city council spokesperson said, “The site is located in the city center and, as such, is a location considered sequentially preferable for restaurant use.
“The proposal would have positive economic benefits by returning a large and vacant building to service, and the proposed use would be compatible in terms of scale with other nearby business units.
“It would bring a significant investment to the city center, with applicants saying it would create 70 jobs at a time when Main Street suffers.”
Jollibee has over 1,000 restaurants around the world and arrived in the UK in 2018.
He opened a restaurant in Leicester in November of last year.
The restaurant is expected to arrive at 46-48 Clumber Street, which at one point was intended to be a Metro bank, later this year in April or May.
Metro Bank abandoned its plans in 2019, again leaving the building vacant.
A consultation has taken place and six neighboring properties have been notified, but no response or objection to the plans has been received.
The council decision statement continues: “While there are other restaurants in this part of downtown, the proposed change in use would not result in over-concentration of restaurant / bar uses and vitality and quality. viability of the center would be maintained. “