NEW jobs are on the menu in Greenock as a chicken chain wings its way into town.

A Pepe's Piri Piri chicken outlet is set to open in the former Gift Emporium store in West Blackhall Street before the end of the year.

Bosses at the franchise restaurant have started recruiting and say they are looking to take on between 15 to 20 staff.

Omar Asghar, who is one of the owners of the Greenock Pepe's branch, says it will be a tasty new addition to West Blackhall Street.

He said: "We're very excited to bring Pepe’s Piri Piri, the home of fresh flame grilled chicken, to the good people of Greenock.

"I’m sure this will create a real buzz in the area.

"One of the UK's best franchises will be right at their doorstep."

Omar said that if everything goes to plan, they hope to open in December.

He added: "Work will hopefully start on the 30th of September.

"If everything goes smoothly and nothing major stops the work, we would be looking to open December.

"Once the builders are in we will have a better idea for an exact opening date."

The recruitment process for the jobs is now under way with several posts being advertised including a grill chef, kitchen staff, cashier and part time/full time staff.