Shahid Hussain, director of UK and global franchising at Roosters Piri Piri has stepped down from his role the business to beginning his training as a lawyer, MCA has learnt. 

UK operations manager Garry Tooey, who has been at the company for almost three years, is to take over his duties on an interim basis.

The business currently operates 42 sites and has ambitions to reach 100 over the next three years.

Upcoming openings include Portsmouth and Canterbury, with Roosters actively looking for sites in cities including: Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham in order to expand its coverage nationwide.