A new fast-food restaurant could be set to takeover a now empty shop building.

Plans have been submitted an application to change the use of 119 High Street, in Southend, from retail to restaurant.

The building was formerly home to the Beauty Palace.

Tariq Ahmed is the applicant behind the plans and despite little information being included in the planning application, drawings suggest it will become home to Fast Food outlet, Sam’s Chicken.


The firm has around 48 outlets across the country, with dozens based around London.

It offers a range of fried and peri-peri chicken, wraps, sides such as fries and mozzarella dips, and even sweet treats like apple pies.

If the plans were approved, it would be Sam’s Chicken’s first restaurant in Essex.

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Alterations would be made to the front and side of the building, according to the plans.

Southend Council will have the final say on the proposals.

No objections have been submitted so far.