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It appears residents in Worthing may be waiting a while before seeing a Nando’s open in the town.

The popular chicken restaurant had previously announced they would be opening a branch in Worthing by the end of 2017.

However, in a new statement, a spokesperson said there were ‘no immediate plans’.

They said:

“We know that there are a lot of peri-peri fans on the south coast of England, and we have been looking at Worthing for a while.

“While there are no immediate plans to open a Nando’s in Worthing, we hope to see local residents in our existing restaurants in Hove and Brighton for some peri-peri goodness.”