Nando's to open 7th NI restaurant at The Junction in Antrim
GLOBAL restaurant chain Nando's is to open its 7th restaurant in the north at The Junction in Antrim, creating up to 40 jobs.
The popular chicken restaurant will occupy a 3,500 sq ft unit at the retail and leisure park and open next year.
Nando's becomes the latest brand to set up at The Junction, joining the likes of Beauty Outlet, Intersport and McDonald’s, who recently opened new stores at the centre.
Alastair Coulson of Lotus Property, who bought The Junction in 2016, welcomed the new arrival and confirmed further tenants will be announced next year.
“This addition of such a strong brand is a testament to the confidence surrounding The Junction’s future," Mr Coulson said.
“Not only will The Junction be known for its selection of retailers but also for its extensive range of leisure offerings and wide variety of places to eat and drink.”
Nando’s arrival is part of a £30m redevelopment at the centre, which began in April. The major programme of works is set to make The Junction Northern Ireland’s largest shopping and leisure destination.
On completion in 2020, the scheme will be redesigned with four distinct quarters; food and film, home retail, supermarket and shopping and leisure. These will include new retail units, two new drive-thrus, new cafés and restaurants, a new road infrastructure and a full landscaping plan.
The Junction currently houses over 30 stores, a range of restaurants and a 10 screen Omniplex cinema.