Frosties and chicken cordon bleu sandwiches will be available in South Carroll within a year if a plan for a new Wendy's is approved by the county.
Carrolltown Center, formerly the Carrolltowne Mall, has signed a contract with Dav-Co to build a Wendy's fast-food restaurant on the front parking lot between Maryland National Bank and a proposed Denny's.
The 4,374-square-foot Denny's will be built on the Kmart side of the center at the corner of Liberty Road and Hemlock Drive.
Dav-Co is the franchisee for Wendy's restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, St. Louis and Illinois.
"We're moving forward on all fronts with Wendy's," Carrolltown Center owner R. Dixon Harvey Jr. said. "We think that Wendy's will be a great addition to Carrolltown Center and hope to wrap things up in the near future."
Dav-Co and Carrolltown Center officials have submitted plans for the 3,631-square-foot restaurant to the county and expect to receive technical comments from the Subdivision Advisory Committee tomorrow, said Steven Ford, county development review supervisor.
Dav-Co officials said they expect the site plan review process to take six to nine months. But Mr. Ford said the plans could be approved sooner.
"Generally speaking, if it goes through without any real hitches it could be as little as two months," he said. "[The plan review] is in its early stages. This [the advisory committee meeting] is the first stage at which comments are made from county agencies."
Mr. Ford said the plan is a good one, but he is concerned about the restaurant's proposed location because of potential traffic problems.
"It might work there," he said of placing the restaurant between the Denny's and the bank. "But if I can make it better, I will. My job is to make it better for everybody."