KFC is aiming to open at least nine new outlets in Sussex by the end of 2020 - most of them drive-thrus.

Among the target areas are Brighton, Hove, Lewes and Bolney.

A spokesman for the company said: "We have bold ambitions to have over 1,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

"We are looking to build over 50 new stores a year."

It was understood the chain would offer incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas, as their website states "We pay £20,000 for all recognised introductions."

However, a KFC spokesperson has confirmed this is not the case and there will be no financial reward.

The full list of KFC's target areas:

A23 - Bolney - Drive Thru

A24 - South Horsham - Drive Thru

A27 - Lewes - Drive Thru

Brighton East - Drive Thru

Brighton North - Drive Thru

Crawley - Drive Thru

Gatwick - Drive Thru

Horsham - Drive Thru

Hove - Drive Thru