|KFC Looks Set To Take Vacant Unit in the Oaks|
Would add to concern about delivery riders in the area
Branding for global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has appeared on the vacant shop unit at the front of the Oaks Shopping Centre on Acton High Street.
Both the management of the Oaks and KFC have been contacted but there is no confirmation of what is planned for the site as yet.
There have already been expressions of concern from some local residents about the possibility of KFC moving in. One contacted us to say, “I’m not going to say I’m not partial to the occasional KFC but the store will bring with it extra issues with litter and smells.
"Also, the increase in delivery since lockdown and the addition of fast food brands to the offering of services like Deliveroo means there is already a large number of delivery riders waiting outside McDonald’s across the road. The pavement on the north side is both narrower and busier.”
Should KFC open it would be the culmination of a complete change of target market for the centre which originally was meant to have a Waitrose store as an anchor tenant. Discount stores such as Lidl, Wilko and Poundland now take up most of the units in the development to the delight of value conscious shoppers in Acton.
December 16, 2021