Selling up? That’s a pack of fries!

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AN ESTABLISHED Leven business has dismissed rumours it has sold up to fast-food chain McDonald’s.

Whispers about town had been growing that the burger giant was to convert timber specialists DM Homecare on the town’s Mitchell Street into a drive-thru restaurant.

However the Mail spoke to the firm’s owner, Davy Galloway, who laughed off the suggestion he was swapping wood chips for fries, but did manage to shed some light on where the rumour had came from.

He revealed: “They (McDonald’s) spoke to me about three years ago but they looked at the site and said it was not big enough.

“Since then I’ve had lots of enquiries. Tesco looked at it for an Express store but didn’t want to be across from Lidl.”

Situated in a prime location near the seafront, Mr Galloway understands why there has been an interest in it, adding he himself has planning permission to convert the site into a block of 16 flats.

But with business picking up, Mr Galloway revealed he has decided to expand.

He continued: “We still have permission for the flats but right now that is on hold.

“With Focus closing down we have been busy and are expanding quite considerably.

“In a month we should be organised and will be putting a new fence round the front, adding new signage and returning the shop to the way it was before.”