Spoilt for Choice

3/12/2013 2:08:25 PM

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Auckland Airport Retail has welcomed two new restaurants to the area, Carl’s Jr. and KFC on the corner of George Bolt Memorial and John Goulter Drives.
 
The $4.5 million investment by parent company Restaurant Brands signals their confidence in the growth potential of the Auckland Airport Shopping Centre. Both restaurants have drive-thru and feature new innovations such as digital menu panels.
 
Restaurant Brands CEO, Russel Creedy, says they “expect customers to come from the local community and people travelling to the airport.”
 
Carl’s Jr. is still a relative newcomer to the New Zealand market but has quickly become a firm favourite with Kiwis.
 
Creedy says “Carl’s Jr. is the ultimate destination for burger enthusiasts.  We use 100% certified Angus beef in our Thickburgers and every meal is made-to-order and delivered to your table, in an inviting environment.”
 
It has just launched a promotional burger called the Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger featuring its signature- charbroiled beef, teriyaki glaze and grilled pineapple.
 
Carl’s Jr. opens at 7am daily and features a breakfast menu, which includes breakfast platters, sandwiches, pancakes and hash rounds.
 
Each of the new restaurants will seat approximately 80 people and employ 40 people from the local community.
 
KFC has just launched two special Surf Safe Variety meals and will donate $2 per sale to Surf Life Saving NZ, which launches its annual appeal this week.