PEOPLE will soon be going piri piri chicken crazy as it was finally confirmed that popular eatery Nando's was heading to Burton.
After months of speculation and constant denials from the firm, company bosses finally bowed to pressure from the Mail and the public to confirm that it was set to open a restaurant in the town next spring.
The eatery will set up home in the former Chicago Rock Cafe, in Middleway Park, after plans were revealed last month in the Mail to split the disused building in two and create twin restaurant units.
A spokesman for Nando's said: "We're delighted to announce our plans to open a restaurant in Burton.
"See you in spring next year."
However, the firm could not yet confirm how many jobs the new venture would bring to the town.
The cat was finally let out of the bag when, after denying they were moving on several occasions, the firm posted job adverts for roles at the new Burton venture on its own website.
One of the adverts was for a new general manager at the site who could be in line to earn between £25,000 and £40,000.
Mail reader Matt Crivelli posted on Twitter: "That's great news! You will be swamped with customers judging by the demand I hear in the town."
The site has been empty since Chicago Rock closed its doors suddenly in December 2010.
Barton Wilmore, acting on behalf of asset manager for Middleway Park, F & C Reit, are behind plans that is currently seeing a raft of work taking place at the site.
The proposals for the site include:
• A new frontage including new glazing and entrances to facilitate the subdivision of the unit;
• An external seating area proposed for each unit;
The firm also said that the plans will allow for an influx of new jobs in the area, as well as the refurbishment of a disused building.
It is estimated around 35 new roles could be created by the development when the work has been completed.
If plans go ahead to operate the venue as two separate restaurants, it has not been announced what the other part of site will be contain.
The plans will no doubt boost trade in an area of the town which currently only has one eatery – Frankie & Benny's.