The old Kentucky Fried Chicken building in Fairlawn has been demolished and construction is under way on a new Little Caesars restaurant.
David Vaughn, director of administration for ACES LLC, says the new building takes the place of the Little Caesars currently on East Main Street in Radford. The purpose of the move is to allow for drive-thru service.
“We’re trying to relocate all of our non-drive-thru stores to areas where there can be a drive-thru,” Vaughn says. ACES, one of the largest Little Caesars franchises in the nation, owns and operates 20 stores in Southwest Virginia. It is headquartered in Rocky Mount.
Vaughn says plans call for the restaurant to be completed around early November.
The move means a boost to Pulaski County sales tax receipts. Sales tax revenue from businesses along Lee Highway between Pepper’s Ferry Boulevard and Memorial Bridge are shared between the city and county. Radford City receives 28 percent.
Vaughn said the Wytheville Little Caesars also is being relocated. It will become a “stand-alone drive-thru restaurant” about 100 feet from its current location.