Pepe’s Piri Piri, the takeaway chicken operator with c25 sites across the country, has secured its first site in Northern Ireland as it grows its UK pipeline.

The group has secured a site at the Lisburn Retail Park in Belfast. Last week Pepe’s Piri Piri opened a store in East Ham, London, which followed an opening in February on Wolverhampton’s Broad Street.

The company has signed a master franchise agreement for the Republic of Ireland and is targeting franchise expansion to a number of overseas territories including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Pakistan, China, the US, Canada and elsewhere in Europe.

The concept focuses on piri piri chicken served in various formats, including burgers, wings and wraps.