A FAST food chain is not letting the lockdown stop its growth as it adds the final touches to its latest restaurant.

Five Guys has blocked out the windows of the former Carluccio’s site in Jubilee Street, Brighton, with bright red banners which promise customers the takeaway is “coming soon”.

Its predecessor shut its doors for the last time on January 19.

Speaking after the closure, a representative for the Italian restaurant chain said: “We are still very much open in multiple locations across the country.

“We hope to see you at one of our other restaurants in the future.”

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But the site did not stay empty for long.

Later that month, Five Guys signed a lease for the building as it planned to launch its second venue in Brighton and Hove, having already opened a branch at Brighton Marina.

The Virginia-founded burger chain sells itself on the promise that is sources all its ingredients locally, an approach which it has held since it opened its first store in 1986.

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Customers can choose from a menu which focuses on hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.

Five Guys opened its first UK restaurant in Covent Garden in 2013.

It has since enjoyed great success, becoming one of the fastest growing restaurants in the UK with more than 110 sites.