A GOURMET burger restaurant has opened in York, creating more than 20 jobs.

The Confessional has moved in to the old Frankie & Benny’s site at Vangarde Shopping Park, with plans to expand and create more roles as lockdown rules lift.

Part of an expanding restaurant chain, The Burger Trading Group, the brand offers fully traceable Aberdeen Angus beef as part of an extensive menu.

The religious-themed menu includes the Apocalypse Burger among its offerings and the Damnation Burger, a 6oz burger topped with pulled pork, American cheese and BBQ sauce, as well as Poutine - skin on fries, with smokehouse gravy and melted cheese curds.

Vegetarian options include the mushroom and halloumi burger, and a spicy bean burger, alongside salad dishes, milkshakes and desserts.

The restaurant is currently providing a take-out service and an outside seating area while also offering home delivery via Just Eat, Deliveroo & Uber Eats.

The newly-refurbished restaurant is planning to open on May 17.

Gavin Obee, marketing director for The Burger Trading Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have opened another Confessional restaurant and especially happy to be here at the Vangarde shopping centre, being a modern development which fits well with our expanding new brand.

"We think that our offer of high-quality food at affordable prices will be a great addition with an extra dimension to the dining experience at Vangarde and the wider York community.

“The provenance of our meat is fully traceable and everything on the menu is great quality.

"We think that Vangarde shopping centre is the perfect venue for our restaurant and we’re looking forward to welcoming all of our customers."

Frankie & Benny's closed its Vangarde site last summer with the restaurant group trying to negotiate lower rents for many of its remaining sites.