Councillors will decide if the Harrow town centre branch of McDonald's can stay open until after 3am at the weekends and whether it needs doorman to keep an eye on customers.
K and G Restaurants originally applied to Harrow Council for a premises licence to serve late night refreshment - hot drinks and fast food - to customers at its Station Road, Harrow, fast food outlet from 11pm to 5am, the hours for which it needs a licence in order to operate the eatery through the night .
Harrow Police's licensing officer PC Jasminder Virdi lodged an objection to the 24-hours-a-day plan and so the franchisee's licensing agent agreed with the client to scale back the hours sought until 1.15am Sundays to Wednesdays and until 3.15am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The franchisee and police agreed to using a security guard between 11pm until close on Fridays and Saturdays but the franchisee objected to the police's wish for one to be posted on a Thursday as well. The failure to come to an an agreement means the whole application will be considered by Harrow Council's licensing panel on Tuesday, November 11.
The Station Road, Harrow, branch currently opens between 6.30am and midnight Sunday to Thursday, and between 6.30am and 1am Friday and Saturday.
K and G Restaurants also runs the branch in Shaftesbury Circle in West Harrow whose neighbours objected to plans to stay open until 2am .
Most of the restaurant chain’s branches in Brent are open 24 hours a day and even some QPR football players have said they can 'eat at McDonald's every day' because they train so much .