FIRST LOOK: New drive-through Maccas opens soon near Gympie
TWO hundred dining seats indoors and out, a giant kangaroo and a new drive-through McDonald's will all be at Gympie's fingertips when the new $14.4 million Traveston service station opens for business in two weeks.
The Golden Arches will be the anchor tenant of the impressive new facility just to Gympie's south but far from the only one; the centre includes room for two more food outlets along with a service centre.
Plans for the centre suggest Beefy's pies, Oliver's Real Food and 7th Street Cafe have all been in the mix at one point, but whether they will take up residence has yet to be confirmed.
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The new services station includes a tourist information centre, childrens' playgrounds, truck parking with dedicated rest areas, a truck drivers lounge and a dedicated refuelling section for heavy vehicles.
All this, plus parking for more than 120 cars and 24 B-double trucks, will be spread over 6.8ha between the old and new Bruce Highways.
The centre is expected to be open by the end of the month.