Work has begun in the city centre on Norwich's first Taco Bell takeaway.

The American Tex-Mex giant is to open in the former shop of fashion retailer Blakely in London Street opposite Jarrolds, with workers moving in this week to gut the store before installing its recognisable bell logo.

All traces of the Norfolk-based clothing brand have been removed from the store's interior, with Blakely announcing it is on the lookout for a new city store.

Norwich Evening News: Workers inside the new Taco Bell restaurantWorkers inside the new Taco Bell restaurant (Image: Newsquest)

Work will see Taco Bell install a new door and add a full plant and extraction system as well as its purple branding and order screens.

The restaurant will have space for 28 people and be open from 11am to 11pm every day.

Taco Bell plans to employ 25 members of staff made up of 10 full-time and 15 part-time roles. It is thought some of these roles have already been recruited.

An opening date for the new fast food joint is yet to be announced but its planning permission states the firm must complete work within three years.