Plans for a McDonalds at Scotch Corner are being drawn up.
The company has launched a consultation exercise on the proposal for land to the north of the junction.
As well as a McDonalds restaurant, the scheme would include a light industrial unit and an electric vehicle charging hub for up to 20 vehicles.
A new website went live this week as part of the consultation process.
McDonald’s said it was currently preparing a planning application for the scheme and created the website to capture views on the proposals.
It added: “The site is a vacant parcel of land located just north of the Scotch Corner junction, west of the village of Middleton Tyas.
“There are several other businesses in the area which we believe our proposals will complement.
“In addition to representing a significant investment in North Yorkshire and creating jobs for local people, once completed our development will contribute up to £75,000 per annum in business rates to Richmondshire District Council.
“We want to hear the views of local people so that, when finalising our proposals, we can ensure that they respond to the needs of local businesses and residents as much as possible. Please use this website to tell us what you think.”
The scheme is separate to plans for a shopping complex, garden centre and huge warehouse proposed for land to the south of the junction.
For more information and to take part in the consultation, click here.