Motorists and busy commuters will be offered a choice of no less than four different drive-thru restaurants at the Liffey Valley complex in west Dublin from this summer.
Already, three companies have signed up for three of the units, and CBRE is quoting €120,000 for the fourth.
KFC, the fried chicken chain beloved by President Donald Trump, has taken the largest of the units extending to 298 sq m (3,208 sq ft). Burger King is taking a 270 sq m (2,906 sq ft) unit and Starbucks the smallest unit at 185 sq m (1,991 sq ft). The last available drive-thru extends to 195 sq m (2,099 sq ft).
Each of the restaurants will also have seating for people who want to sit in, and there’s 79 shared spaces where they can park.
All four will be grouped together near the Clayton Hotel, thus offering alternative dining options for its guests. To facilitate traffic flow and avoid congestion, approaches to each of the drive-thrus are separate and positioned before the car park for the shopping centre.
Johnny O’Connor of letting agent CBRE says the available unit is “a unique opportunity for a food and beverage operator”.
Unit 4 will be completed to shell specification with the vehicular drive-thru road system circling the premises. Tenants can place company signage on a communal signpost at the entrance to the centre.
Further signage zones are provided to the occupiers in prominent locations on each unit.