Letter to the Editor

Allow drive-thru

Los OsosMarch 10, 2014 

At its Feb. 6 meeting, the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission ignored staff’s recommendation to approve McDonald’s application to build a restaurant at the former Bank of America building in Los Osos with its existing drive-thru. The commission decided that McDonald’s did not need a drive-thru, knowing that the decision was a dealbreaker.

McDonald’s has appealed this decision, and the appeal is tentatively scheduled for the April 8 San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors hearing. I urge the Board of Supervisors to overturn the Planning Commission’s decision and allow McDonald’s to build their restaurant using the existing drive-thru.

Morro Bay has at least three restaurants and two banks with drive-thrus. Los Osos has Rabobank with a drive-thru and this 8-year-vacant building with an existing drive-thru. As much as of 70 percent of a restaurant’s business can be done through the drive-thru. Let McDonald’s get on with building a restaurant there.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service