A vegan fast food joint in a city shopping centre has applied for permission to serve alcohol.

Hank's Dirty, which currently serves vegan burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken, in Norwich's Castle Quarter food court, has outlined plans to serve alcoholic drinks to its eat-in, takeaway, Uber Eats and Deliveroo customers at a new location in the centre.

The move represents a change from business in the Castle Social food court where businesses have previously been unable to serve their own drinks, with customers being asked to use the bar in the centre of the eating area.

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Castle Quarter's food court has recently put up a sign banning shoppers from eating their own food in its dining area and from using the smoking area if they have not purchased food.

In a planning application submitted to Norwich City Council, the takeaway announced it was hoping to offer drinks between 10am and 11pm, with hopes its licence will begin on September 1.

Those wishing to comment on the plans will have until August 24.

Correction: The alcohol licence application is for the new Hank's Dirty restaurant in Castle Quarter and not for the current concession in Castle Social as stated previously.