Nando’s is set to join JD Wetherspoon by selling alcohol at its upcoming opening at the Extra services on the M40 at Beaconsfield when it begins trading this summer, M&C Report has learnt.

Extra Motorway Service Area Group chief executive Andrew Long also confirmed that Nando’s and Patisserie Valerie, which were last week confirmed as opening at the Beaconsfield services, will look to open other outlets within Extra’s nine UK locations.

Work on the new units is due to start later this month. They will replace the existing floor space in the Food Court Building currently occupied by Le Petit Four Francais. Extra said: “The intention is to have both new facilities open for June/July this year, ahead of the busy summer trading period.”

Long said: “Extra is pleased to be working with both Nando’s and Patisserie Valerie to further expand the range of customer choice and popular major national brands represented at its Service Areas. Initially, both Nando’s and Patisserie Valerie will open at the Beaconsfield MSA, with a view to then also potentially being represented at other Extra MSAs already owned or proposed by Extra on the UK Motorway Network.”

He told M&C Report: “I can confirm that Nando’s will be obtaining a licence for the sale of alcohol, in line with their normal menu.”

M&C reported in December that Nando’s is close to securing its first site at a motorway service station at the Beaconsfield services.