California City to Put Limits on Drive-Thru Eateries


Fremont, California--Dramatically reversing course on theregulation of fast-food franchises, the Fremont City Council hasdecided to place restrictions on new drive-thru restaurants, sayingmore controls are needed, particularly in residentialneighborhoods.

Deciding that the litter, late-night noise and design ofdrive-thru restaurants pose a significant problem for residents,council members backtracked a March decision saying those issueswere not a problem. City planners will develop guidelines on theproximity of drive-thrus to neighborhoods and redevelopment areas,their clustering along certain streets, architecture and litterproblems. -The Mercury News

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