A project that will see the construction of yet the newest Wendy’s hamburger chain outlet in New Mexico may soon be going up in Los Alamos.
The company currently has just over 40 restaurants in New Mexico.
Members of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission have given their unanimous approval to the project, which would go up at 1247 Trinity Drive near the corner of Knecht Street.
The site was formerly the home to a McDonald’s restaurant, which went out of business two years ago. That structure, as part of the new project, will be demolished.
According to Los Alamos County documents, the new restaurant will measure around 2,100 square feet, and will include a drive-through window as well as a covered outdoor seating area.
The developers also plan to plant up to 14 trees and fifty shrubs as part of the site’s landscaping.
The new restaurant, designed by the Albuquerque-based Modulus Architects, must still win the approval of the Los Alamos County Council.
Once that approval has been secured, construction could begin by mid or late summer.
Last year the Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s announced the goal of having 7,250 restaurants in North America by the year 2020.
The company currently has up and running nearly 6,800 locations ranging in size from 2,200 square feet to 3,000 square feet.
By Garry Boulard
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