Chicken Cottage has announced plans to expand its footprint across the country, with 20 new stores over the next two years.

The announcement follows recent store openings in Watford, Edmonton, Teddington, and Longsight bringing the total store count to 51 including Orpington.

Established in Wembley in 1994, Chicken Cottage serves halal fried and grilled chicken.

The brand is seeking franchisees as part of its expansion drive, with support provided on store design, training, operational, compliance and marketing.

Krishma Vaghela, head of franchise development at Chicken Cottage, said: “Our planned expansion represents the continued evolution of Chicken Cottage… The response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re excited to bring the Chicken Cottage experience to even more people across the UK.”

She added: “Our franchising model is a critical part of our expansion strategy. We’re committed to supporting our franchisees, and we welcome anyone who shares our passion for food and community to join us on this exciting journey.”