Published: 15:56, 07 April 2021
| Updated: 16:36, 07 April 2021
Maidstone's Five Guys will not be welcoming customers back to dine at its restaurant despite other branches opening outside areas from Monday.
As 48 of the fast food chain's stores across the UK reopen alfresco areas, those visiting the branch in Earl Street will have to wait a little bit longer before they can dine in.
The store will still be open for takeaway and click-and-collect orders.
The branches in Canterbury High Street and Ashford's Designer Outlet are among those reopening outside areas from Monday, April 12.
It means diners will be able to meet in a group of up to six people from different households and enjoy their meals at a table outside.
Two metre social distancing guidelines, as well as floor markings and Perspex screens at the counter will still be in place across all sites.
John Eckbert CEO of Five Guys UK said, “We’re so excited to have alfresco dining back on offer.
"We have some of the best terraces in the business ready to welcome customers to sit down, relax, and tuck into a Five Guys with all your favourite toppings.
"We’ve been able to remain open through the pandemic via our takeaway, click-and-collect and Deliveroo services.
"We’ve really missed having customers in our stores. We pride ourselves in being as famous for customer service as we are for burgers and fries, and when you can sit down and eat your food hot-off-the-grill, albeit outside, we’re able to deliver the full Five Guys experience.
"It feels like we’re getting closer and closer to being fully open and operational. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Five Guys."