Burger King has today announced it will re-open two restaurants in Hampshire as part of its phased re-opening plan.

The locations of the restaurants that will re-open from June 1 are Basingstoke Festival Place SC and Fleet South Services.

The restaurants will be open for takeaway at the counter only, and Basingstoke Festival Place SC will also be open for delivery. Customers will be able to place their orders via Deliveroo / Just Eat.

By the end of June, Burger King are working towards re-opening 350 restaurants.

A spokesman for the fast-food chain said: "Safety is Burger King’s number one priority, and to enable restaurants to continue to re-open a number of procedures have been put in place to safeguard the health of both Burger King employees and customers, following detailed operational testing.

"These include additional PPE such as masks and gloves for staff, stringent cleaning measures, contactless delivery options via Deliveroo and Just Eat and all Burger King staff comprehensively trained on the Government’s social distancing measures – including how to run kitchens hygienically, whilst abiding by them."

Katie Evans, Marketing Director at Burger King UK comments, “We are so pleased to be able to open more restaurants this week and slowly but surely get back to ‘normal’, ensuring all safety measures are in place.”

Burger King have been contacted for comment regarding a firm opening date.