An American fast-food giant is planning to open its second Norwich restaurant in the former Frankie and Benny's in Riverside.

Five Guys is hoping to open at Unit One in Wherry Road in an attempt to build on the success of its Orford Place burger joint.

It comes after Frankie and Benny's announced the closure of its Norwich branch in May after its owners the Restaurant Group said it needed to cut restaurants in order to increase profits.

Norwich Evening News: The former Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Riverside The former Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Riverside (Image: Newsquest)

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In a planning application to Norwich City Council, Five Guys said it is planning to install new indoor and outdoor signage ahead of its planned opening.

The burger chain opened its first Norwich store in October 2016 creating 35 jobs in the process.

It is yet to announce its opening hours for the new restaurant, although the Orford Place branch currently opens from 10.30am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday, opening until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Those wishing to comment on the application have until September 15, while it is hoped a decision will be made by October 13.