New fast food outlet starts appeals process over agreed opening hours
Opening hours advertised on the window of the new McDonald's
Fast food chain McDonald's will be open from 5am in Wimbledon town centre after starting an appeals process against its Premises Licence.
Merton Council's licensing sub-committee had turned down an application to extend the existing licence to a 24-hour operation for the outlet on The Broadway, opposite Centre Court Shopping Centre and Wimbledon station.
The property, a former Burger King restaurant, did have a Premises Licence from 8am-1am on Monday to Thursday and on Sunday, with an extra hour, until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.
But, following a Merton Council meeting on January 18, the application for a 24-hour licence was refused and the agreed hours remained the same as the Burger King operation.
However, McDonald's started an appeals process against that decision and has recently agreed revised opening hours. These allow it to open at 5am, but not run a takeaway or eat-in business on a 24-hour basis. It can trade on a 24-hour basis only for deliveries - but not for personal collection.
It has recently amended its app to show it is now offering takeaways each day from 5am to 11pm. It is understood these will change to the later opening hours when lockdown restrictions ease.
April 28, 2021