A second KFC store for Orange is favoured for a fast food hub proposed to be built on the Northern Distributor Road at north Orange, a poll has found.
KFC was the preferred option to fill one of five fast food spots at a 12-hectare site on the corner of the Northern Distributor and Leeds Parade opposite Bunnings in an online readers' poll run by the Central Western Daily.
A proposal to rezone the land to suit fast food eateries is before Orange City Council.
An Oporto store, a Coffee Time cafe and a Caltex truck stop/service station have been approved for part of the site.
The readers' poll found 28.5 per cent favoured KFC for the hub ahead of Nandos (21.4 per cent), other options (21.4 per cent) and Olivers (17.1 per cent).
While Dubbo has two KFC stores there is only one in Orange, Bathurst and other Central West cities.
A second KFC was proposed for the corner of Farrell Road and Telopea Way in north Orange in 2014 on land zoned residential.
At the time, then development services manager, now council CEO, David Waddell said council had argued there was suitably-zoned land available near Leeds Parade. That is near the land now proposed for rezoning for a fast food hub.
The issue has also received many comments on the Central Western Daily's Facebook page.
While many backed the big fast food chains for the site others called for healthier options including salads and vegetarian food shops.
Others said a fast food hub would cause traffic congestion on the Northern Distributor Road, limiting its ability to be an efficient bypass of Orange.
There were also calls for locally-run stores, including fish and chips shops, instead of national and multi-national franchises.
Under the fast food hub proposal there would be four stores together on the Northern Distributor with a fifth on Leeds Parade.
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