Several new restaurants in southwest London and north Surrey feature on a list of areas where fast food chain KFC plans to expand.

The chicken chain is searching for an extra 500 sites to expand its portfolio of drive-thrus and restaurants.

Dozens of areas across the capital were earmarked as ‘target locations’ for new KFC restaurants.

However, the fast-food chain also states it is open to all locations, their website reads: “Have an opportunity in mind that's not on the list? We're still interested, simply contact the team and we'll take it from there.”

The ideal location for the new restaurants will have enough room for 25 car parking spaces and a minimum of 0.50 acres although this can be reduced when part of a development and sharing car parking.

They note that they are happy to open a new store next to competition: “At KFC, we are confident that our great tasting food offers fantastic value, whomever it is compared to!”

Image: PA

Image: PA

Full list of locations KFC would like to open new stores in southwest London and north Surrey:

A3/Cobham: Drive Thru

Banstead: Urban Small Box

Croydon Whitgift Centre: Food Court

East Sheen: Urban Small Box

Epsom: Drive Thru

Esher: Urban Small Box

Leatherhead: Drive Thru

Norbury: Urban Small Box

Sutton: Drive Thru

Weybridge: Urban Small Box

Relocation sites:

Camberwell: Drive Thru

Feltham: Drive Thru

Purley Way North: Drive Thru

Selsdon: Drive Thru

Streatham: Urban Small Box

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