Plympton-Wyoming hails ‘The King’

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The king is moving into Plympton-Wyoming.

Plympton-Wyoming council has given Burger King permission to begin construction of an addition onto the existing restaurant at the Esso Truck Stop near the 402 exit on Oil Heritage Road.

Drawing submitted by the company’s consultant show the building would go on the north side of the current 5,100 square foot building which already houses a Subway franchise. It also shows a U-shaped drive through.

Mayor Lonny Napper says Lambton County planners are concerned about the amount of traffic coming off the highway and into the service station. Planners are concerned the current passing lane in the southbound lane won’t be big enough to accommodate extra traffic.

“The county has asked for a road study from the 402,” says Napper. Council approved construction of the restaurant without the drive thru. “We didn’t want to hold them up.”

Napper says the town “welcomes” the new business. “Anytime we can pull people off the road, we’ll take that.”

It’s not clear when construction will start or how many jobs will created with the new fast-food restaurant.

Burger King recently announced the closure of its only other Lambton County location in Sarnia.