A crane prepares to lift one of the pieces of the new Hungry Jacks Southside Rockhampton store.
A crane prepares to lift one of the pieces of the new Hungry Jacks Southside Rockhampton store. Sharyn Oneill

New restaurant a whopper of a job

HOW long does it take to erect a burger restaurant?

Well just one day when it's pre-fabricated and shipped up on semi-trailers in separate pieces from down south.

Motorists driving down Gladstone Road today may be surprised to see a Hungry Jacks restaurant that was not there yesterday on the corner of George and Denham Sts.

The first piece of the modular building, which weighed 20 tonnes, was erected yesterday and now that all pieces have been delivered there is only landscaping left for builders, JM Kelly Group. When the new restaurant opens in coming weeks it is expected to provide 100 extra jobs for Rockhampton.

The site, which also houses a chemist, will include a playground and a 60-space car park. The restaurant will have between 110 and 120 seats.

The site has been leased by the Solly Stanton Group to Hungry Jacks for 20 years.

If Hungry Jacks decided to sell this store as a franchise, the developer would have right of first refusal.

The George St stretch boasts some of Australia's busiest fast food stores.

DEVELOPMENTS AROUND ROCKY

  • $30m Gracemere shopping centre on schedule for completion this year
  • New office building housing Stanwell staff on the corner of East and Fitzroy Streets due for completion in November
  • Frenchville Plaza on Dean St including an IGA supermarket due for completion this year


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