The wait is finally over for chicken fans - as Nando’s officially opens in Horsham today (Wednesday August 13).
Famed for its Portuguese chicken dishes, Nando’s will open after weeks of redevelopment work at the site.
The new restaurant is situated in part of the former Ye Old Kings Head Hotel building on the corner of the Carfax and East Street.
The hotel closed and was boarded up in 2004, but in 2012 part of the premises was re-opened as an ASK Italian restaurant.
Now the rest of the building has been converted into a Nando’s.
Designed in the brand’s unique Afro-Portugese style, the restaurant can seat 86 people, including 12 outdoors.
The opening has created 34 new jobs for the local area, from cashiers and grillers to assistant managers.
Nicola Pegues, Nando’s regional managing director said: “We’re all thrilled about opening the doors to our new restaurant and can’t wait to give locals and visitors a dose of our infamous peri-peri chicken.”