Coffee giant Starbucks could open a second drive-thru branch on Dundee’s ring road in the near future.
The chain opened its first drive-thru at Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate earlier this year, and has now submitted a proposal for another.
If approved, the branch would occupy land on Afton Way, close to the city’s Morrisons store.
Representatives for Morrisons, which owns the entire site at Afton Way, say the planned shop would match the “significant” growth of drive-thru coffee shops across the country.
It would also serve a variety of people from passing motorists on the A90 through to nearby residents.
The new proposal, if approved by Dundee city planners, would also create new jobs, and contribute to ongoing regeneration efforts in the North East.
In a statement, representatives for Morrisons said: “The proposed small-scale drive- thru unit will form a complementary addition to the existing Morrisons store.
“It will also generate a number of job opportunities for local people.”
The application also hints at further development to come at Afton Way.
Initial talk of an expansion on the site began as early as January 2013 – with other potential developments in future including a pub.
Diagrams included with the Starbucks proposals detail a new, more convenient entrance to the site from the southbound A90 Forfar Road.
However, this is likely to form part of a separate planning application in due course.
And Morrisons also had a plan to modify and expand its petrol station approved in October last year.
Starbucks’ latest move to build on Dundee’s ring road comes at a time of intense interest from developers on the Kingsway.
Alongside the now-opened Starbucks drive-thru at Myrekirk, plans have also been approved for a retail complex on Kingsway East at Craigie.
That development will boast a Lidl, a car dealership and a Costa Coffee drive-thru.
Starbucks also has a sit-in coffee shop at the Overgate Centre.