Roosters Piri Piri is to open its next UK site in Uxbridge, before the end of May.

Located on 43-44 Windsor Street, it will be the grilled chicken franchise’s 36th site in the UK.

Shahid Hussain, director of UK and global franchising, told MCA, the business had also agreed terms on a site in Winton, and would be starting the build process very soon.

“We are still actively seeking franchisee in Manchester and Peterborough,” said Hussain, adding that Roosters was “close to signing another unit in Portsmouth, which will strengthen our south coast presence”.

Earlier this year Hussain said the aim was to get to 80 sites “fairly quickly”, before moving into the 100s. “We will get there if we carry on at the rate we’re going,” he said.

Roosters Piri Piri has one site in Ireland and has been expanding in the Middle East, with its first restaurant in Libya having opened in April.