More than 20 jobs will be created by new American restaurant Dean’s Diner, which has been confirmed as the latest addition to the St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park in Trowbridge.

Legal & General Property announced this week that it has exchanged contracts on the letting of a further restaurant unit at its town centre leisure development to the 1950s style American diner.

Dean’s Diner, which will occupy a 2,600 sq ft unit on a 25-year lease, is a popular concept first launched by restaurant operator Richoux Group Chatham in July 2010.

Joining Nando’s, Prezzo, Frankie & Benny’s, ODEON and Premier Inn, the diner is the fourth restaurant to have been secured at the £17m complex, which was launched at the end of last year.

Tim Russell, senior asset manager at Legal & General Property, said: “Due to open in July this year, we are excited to welcome to St Stephen’s Place one of the UK’s newest restaurant brands.

“We feel it complements Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s and Prezzo in offering yet another family-orientated, affordable yet high quality, dining option.

“With ongoing discussions taking place behind the scenes with a number of other popular restaurant operators, we expect to announce the final lettings shortly.”

The restaurant in Trowbridge will be the sixth branch to open in the south of England and will feature a retro jukebox and menu choices ranging from classic hamburgers, hot dogs and milkshakes through to house specials such as Dean’s All Day Brunch.

Last month the St Stephen’s Place Leisure Park picked up the Town Enhancement Award at the Trowbridge’s annual Civic and Town Enhancement Awards ceremony, which was presented at the Mayor’s Civic Dinner.

Edward Standring, managing director of Richoux Group, said: “Popular with all ages, our Dean’s Diner concept has already proved a huge success as a relative newcomer to the UK’s restaurant scene and will continue its wider expansion plans.

“This vibrant 1950s-inspired American diner chain is the perfect accompaniment to an energetic centre of town leisure scheme.

“We look forward to Trowbridge’s summer opening.”