Rumours of Nando’s pulling out of Worthing are addressed

Artist's impressions of plans for the Montague Centre
Artist's impressions of plans for the Montague Centre

Rumours that Nando’s has pulled out of opening a restaurant in town have been addressed.

NewRiver Retail, which owns the Montague Centre, said talks with ‘some well-known and popular names’, which are believed to include the chicken giant, were going well and contract negotiations were underway.

A spokesman said: “This development is key for NewRiver and we are committed to driving forward with our vision of repositioning the centre into a restaurant quarter, revitalising the town centre.”

They also said NewRiver Retail would be launching a new website, a new brand and an events programme ‘imminently’.

In September, Nando’s announced it would be opening a restaurant in Worthing at the end of 2017.

Nando’s has been approached for comment.