An American chicken chain has revealed the target opening date for its Watford branch.

Wingstop’s branding previously appeared on the windows of the former Honest Burgers unit in Market Street, but it was not clear when the restaurant would be open.

The chain has now confirmed that Watford foodies will be able to get their hands on the its chicken wings on the branch's planned launch date of March 30.

The town has been confirmed as one of 15 sites that Lemon Pepper Holdings, the UK franchisee of US brand Wingstop, is planning to open in 2024.

Watford Observer: Wingstop has taken over the former Honest Burgers unit in Market Street.Wingstop has taken over the former Honest Burgers unit in Market Street. (Image: Newsquest)

Nine are currently confirmed, which are: Watford, Hounslow, Clapham High Street, Croydon Valley Retail Park, Wood Green, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Westfield Stratford City, Merry Hill Dudley, and a second unit in Leeds.

Six further unnamed sites are under negotiation.

The brand, which makes wings, tenders, burgers, and sides cooked to order, currently operates 40 UK branches.

The unit, which used to be a post office, had been occupied by burger chain Honest Burgers since April 2022, but closed on January 25 “due to a change in customer demand in the area”.

The chain thanked its Watford customers and its “amazing team”, who it said it was working with to offer relocation to another branch.