An AM-PM and Arco gas station at the corner of Mono Way and Standard Road opened Dec. 19 after two years of planning by local land-development firm California Gold Development Corp., according to company president Scott Patterson.
Construction on the 1.2-acre site took only four-and-a-half months from start to finish, he said. A restaurant building attached to the service station is nearly complete as well.
Patterson said a fast food chain has signed on to fill the vacant
quick-service restaurant attached to the AM-PM store. He said the
businesses will share bathrooms and a central walkway to make it easier
for customers to pass back and forth.
“We tried to design the site to be wide open to make it easy getting in and out,” Patterson said.
He said the company won’t announce what restaurant franchise
will fill the spot for about three weeks, but said it will serve
hamburgers. He also said rumors that the new restaurant will be an
In-N-Out Burger aren’t true.
“It’s definitely not In-N-Out Burger,” he said.
The gas station has 16 full- and part-time employees and 12
filling stations. The restaurant will employ 25 to 30 people, Patterson
He said the development company chose the site because it is at the center of population demographics in Tuolumne County.