The Fernie McDonalds may be extending their summer hours.

The Fernie McDonalds may be extending their summer hours.

McDonald’s looks to extend evening hours

After receiving a request from the city, the Fernie McDonald’s franchise owner is considering extending their summer hours.

After receiving a request from the city, the Fernie McDonald’s franchise owner is considering extending their summer hours.

Looking to provide further late night services, the fast food store owner has discussed extending their closure time from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. from May until the end of September.

“That’s the best case scenario. If it all comes together then hopefully we’ll be doing that,” owner Dave Kaiser said. “We can’t quite guarantee that yet but we’re working towards that goal.”

The idea came to light during a March council meeting when one of the councillors brought forward the idea after discussing it with his constituents.

Council is looking to extend the invitation to Tim Hortons, A&W and Dairy Queen.

As of now, McDonald’s has not made any concrete decisions on whether or not they will be extending their hours of operation this summer, however, Kaiser said he believes that due to increased travel during the summer months, later hours would be cost efficient.

“During the summer months it usually picks up quite a bit because there’s people travelling down the road,” he said, adding, “during the winter season it’s pretty quiet after 10 p.m.”