Wisconsin village limits new fast-food restaurants

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RICHFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin community is saying no to new fast-food restaurants in residential neighborhoods.

The plan commission in Richfield voted this week to ban construction of new fast-food restaurants in areas that are largely residential. Jim Healy is the assistant to the village administrator, and he says officials thought that was in the best interests of the community.

Fast-food restaurants can still be built in more commercial sections of the village that's about 25 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

The West Bend Daily News reports that the commission defined fast-food restaurants as those where customers order food at a counter, generally pay when they get their order and the food is mostly served in disposable containers.

Sit-down restaurants are not affected by the ban approved Thursday.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 201774041 - weau.com/a?a=201774041
Gray Television, Inc.