Nando’s to open at The Junction

The Junction in Antrim, Northern Ireland’s largest retail and leisure destination, is delighted to announce the arrival of global restaurant chain Nando’s. The new store will open in 2019, joining the ever-growing portfolio of brands at The Junction, including the recently opened Beauty Outlet, Intersport and McDonald’s.

Originating in 1987 in Johannesburg, Nando’s has grown to become internationally recognised and operates in over 30 countries. Known for its spicy PERi-PERi flame-grilled chicken, it has become a favourite restaurant amongst families, teenagers and celebrities.

Alastair Coulson, Lotus Property managing director said: “We are delighted to welcome Nando’s to The Junction, this addition of such a strong brand is a testament to the confidence surrounding The Junction’s future. Not only will The Junction be known for its selection of retailers but also for its extensive range of leisure offerings and wide variety of places to eat and drink.”

The Junction is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment which began in April 2018. With over 30 stores, a range of restaurants and a 10 screen Omniplex cinema, the centre is a must-see retail and leisure destination for the local community and anyone visiting the area. At 3,500 sq ft, Nando’s will become the tenth restaurant at The Junction with more to be announced for 2019.

Lotus Property, who acquired the scheme in 2016 and received outline planning permission at the end of 2017, states this expansion is a major part of the overall plans to revitalise The Junction. On completion in 2020, the scheme will be redesigned with four distinct quarters; food and film, home retail, supermarket and shopping and leisure. These will include new retail units, two new drive-thrus, new cafés and restaurants, a new road infrastructure and a full landscaping plan.