Keep up with Armagh i

Work begins on TWO major restaurants at Rushmere Shopping Centre

Two major restaurant chains look set to be moving into Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon in the coming months.

Earlier this week the diggers rolled in to begin work on the major additions to the complex.

And despite Rushmere remaining coy on their new arrivals, their excitement, speculation is mounting that both Nando’s and Five Guys would be taking up tenancy in Co Armagh.

Both would be a major coup for the store following the disappointing announcement on Monday that Eason is to leave in April.

Armagh I first reported the plans back in 2015, with 50 new posts to be created during the construction phase, while 78-80 part-time and full-time jobs will be made when the restaurants open.

Burger chain Five Guys already operates in Belfast but there were plans to open another two with Derry/Londonderry touted as one potential site, with another making sense closer to the south of the country.

The Desmond brothers – sons of Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond – launched their first restaurant at the Victoria Square complex two years ago.

Nandos – famed for its peri peri chicken – already has five restaurants in Northern Ireland, with all bar one based in Belfast; the other in Derry/Londonderry.

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Most read today

More in Craigavon