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Outrage over proposal for new 24-hour McDonald's



A suburb in Sydney's Inner West is outraged at the idea of a 24-hour McDonald's opening in their area.

McDonald's has lodged a pre-development application to build a new restaurant in Marrickville, where small businesses like coffee shops and breweries thrive.

A McDonald's spokesperson confirmed the fast food giant is reviewing a site in Marrickville.

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"Every McDonald's restaurant is committed to supporting the community it operates in through job creation, economic investment and ongoing training and development opportunities," the spokesperson told

"We look forward to meeting with council to discuss this further."

The planning portal reveals a proposal for a two-storey restaurant with a carpark and drive-thru near the heart of Marrickville.

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McDonald's drive thru

But Marrickville residents aren't all impressed with the proposal to pop a fast food franchise amongst their local businesses.

"No I think we've done well without it," one resident told Today.

"Marrickville is more about boutiques cafes and supporting local businesses," another resident added.

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Not all were against the golden arches appearing in the suburb but were sceptical about its chances of thriving.

"I'm not one for nimbyism, so whatever they'd like," a local said.

"It doesn't mean it will survive."

McDonald's hasn't submitted a development application as of yet it is still in the early stages of review.

There are McDonald's chains nearby the proposed site with one several blocks over at Marrickville Metro, another in St Peters, and one in Stanmore.

There are more than 300 stores across NSW.

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