KFC has revealed the areas in Sussex where it wants to build new sites.

The fast food chain currently has about 950 restaurants in the UK and Ireland, and bosses have made clear their ambition to take this total beyond 1,000 by the end of 2021.

A list made available by the brand shows hundreds of proposed locations for new sites across the UK, including 12 in Sussex.

It also gives details of the kind of KFC site which is planned for the area.

Planned KFCs:

  • Eastbourne centre - Drive Thru
  • Hastings North - Drive Thru
  • Brighton East - Drive Thru
  • Brighton North - Drive Thru
  • East Grinstead - Drive Thru
  • Hove - Drive Thru
  • Horsham - Drive Thru
  • A24 South Horsham - Drive Thru
  • A23 Bolney - Drive Thru
  • A27 Lewes - Drive Thru
  • University of Brighton - Urban Small Box
  • Crawley - Drive Thru

The majority of these sites would be new restaurants for each area. However, the Horsham (not the A24 site), East Grinstead, Hove and Crawley venues would see existing restaurants relocating.

All except for the University of Brighton plans would be Drive Thru sites.

KFC say: "(Drive Thru) is our most popular asset, which is now more flexible in both design and foot print than ever before.

"We can fit into sites more than 0.3 acres and will consider vacant sites and even existing building conversion."

The University of Brighton site would be an "Urban Small Box", described by KFC as "our smallest footprint yet".

The brand said: "The Small Box asset offers the best of both worlds, fitting into 1,000 sq ft with a unique design while still offering customers a great experience.

"We look for units in high pedestrian area with a strong transient population."

On its website, KFC also promises that there will be community benefits in areas where new venues are built.

A spokesman said; "Every new KFC will bring with it a range of local investments - in jobs and award winning training, cutting-edge restaurant design plus a commitment to work alongside local partners to make a real difference in every community through our charity work and food donation scheme."