Northampton’s first Chiquito restaurant will open at the start of July, it has been confirmed.
The Restaurant Group, which owns the Mexican restaurant chain, is currently building a new premises on the site of the former Red Hot Buffet in Sixfields, Northampton.
The company is also planning to open a Coast 2 Coast restaurant on the same site in July as well.
The two new restaurants would create about 60 new jobs and staff are currently being recruited.
Chiquito is the UK’s largest Tex-Mex restaurant chain, with more than 70 sites and 100,000 customers each week. Coast 2 Coast is an American-themed restaurant and bar with its name based on the Lincoln Highway that spans the United States.
The restaurants would be open between 9am and 11pm and would include an outdoor terrace area.
The restaurants will go on the site of the former Red Hot Buffet restaurant, which was destroyed in a fire on December 18, 2013.