Starbucks gets go-ahead for Kirkcaldy development

A former Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Kirkcaldy has been given the go-ahead to become a drive-thru coffee shop.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:19 am

Fife Council has approved an application from Starbucks to move into the premises at Fife Retail Park - and add a drive-thru facility.

The development will also include an outdoor seating area.

The Italian-American eatery closed its doors last summer after owners, The Restaurant Group, announced cutbacks linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson

Burton and Speke Ltd, a Starbucks franchisee covering the east of Scotland, will now move in.

Its planning application showed more than 20 indoor tables and six outdoor settings for the cafe.

The alfresco tables would not be fixed, and would provide seasonal exterior seating.

There will also be a drive-thru lane which is away from the existing entrances to fast food restaurants McDonald’s and KFC, and accessed by a completely different junction.

The north elevation will be opened up to create an open, welcoming face to the main road through the retail park.

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