York's new Five Guys restaurant will serve its first burger on Monday, November 27.

The American chain will open its 122-seater diner in Petergate in just under 11 weeks, boasting 250,000 possible topping combinations and 1,000 mix-in milkshake choices.

Builders are currently on-site at the former Christmas Angels shop, installing the kitchen and setting out the now famous red interior.

The chain was set up in Virginia, in 1986, by Janie and Jerry Murrell, who named the business after their five sons.

Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the Murrell family served only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a seasoned grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil.

The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following and has grown to expand all over the World, earning celebrity fans along the way like Barack Obama, Tom Hardy and Ed Sheeran. 

There are two jobs currently advertised online - an assistant manager (£26,000 a year) and shift manager (£9 to £9.50 an hour).