Checkers restaurant will open a new location in Depew at the corner of Transit Road and Walden Avenue.
It's the first Checkers restaurant for franchisee and Clarence resident Meghna Malik, who expects to open several more in Western New York over the next few years. She's hoping to open by the end of the month. It will employ up to 50 people.
Checkers has four stores in the local market, one in Town of Tonawanda, two in Cheektowaga and one on Elmwood Avenue. The newest will be located at 5760 Transit Road.
The Tampa-based fast-food chain serves burgers, chicken wings, hot dogs and french fries, and has a new Cold Creations menu offering ice cream and milkshakes.