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Village of Richfield limits new fast-food restaurants

Published On: Apr 09 2013 05:41:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 06 2013 12:16:09 PM CDT
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RICHFIELD, Wis. -

A southeast Wisconsin community said 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, an the assistant to the village administrator, said 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 reported 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.

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