Slim Chickens has confirmed its second restaurant opening in the UK will be in Cardiff.

MCA reported last week that the concept, operated by Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), had secured the former EAT site in St David’s shopping centre for its debut in Wales.

The 2,400sq ft restaurant, which will also offer delivery and a click and collect service, is due to open before Christmas, with the business keen to extend its reach into Wales as well as in Ireland.

Tom Crowley, CEO of BRG said: “We are delighted to be introducing Slim Chickens to St David’s. Cardiff is a lively city with a fantastic student population and booming food scene. It was the obvious choice for us to open our first regional restaurant outside of London.

“We always knew this brand was a good fit for the UK and Ireland and we are pleased with the speed at which Slim’s has already established itself. We’re looking forward to opening in Wales and extending the Slims base into more sites next year.”

The popular US brand opened its first UK site just off Oxford Street earlier this year.