We regularly spot tweets and social media interest from Billericay residents asking when Nando's will be opening in Billericay High Street.
However, in an article posted by Guy Bell, Brentwood Gazette it appears a Nando's in Billericay is a Nan-don't.
Article by Guy Bell: Billericay's high street has no shortage of restaurants and drinking venues, but lovers of chicken in the town have been desperate for a Nando's.
The Gazette reported KFC were looking at a future move to the town centre, but the in-demand Nando's have said there are currently no plans to open up a restaurant in Billericay.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Nando's spokesperson"]We're thrilled at the interest in Nando's, however we don't currently have plans to open in Wickford or Billericay.[/quote]
Billericay has had a number of pubs and shops close down in recent months, with the White Hart being the latest.
In its place will be a brand new Turkish restaurant.
Also being prepared to open their doors is new rustic Thai tapas restaurant the Giggling Squid.
Diners will have to wait and see whether or not they will be able to taste the delights of peri peri chicken after the disappointment of being told no by Nando's.