THE much anticipated opening of Weymouth's newest fast-food restaurant has been delayed yet again - after furniture allegedly got stuck at French port Calais.

It had originally been due to open on May 3 before being put off until yesterday.

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But workers on the Chickerell site said it 'should open some time next week', although no official new date has been confirmed.

Dorset Echo: The new fast food restaurant has been delayed again after an initial opening date of May 3 and then May 26The new fast food restaurant has been delayed again after an initial opening date of May 3 and then May 26

As previously reported, Burger King confirmed plans it would be opening its new restaurant after job advertisements were posted online - including roles for a crew member, shift leader and a site manager.

However, the fast food giant's new restaurant at Link Park has seen its grand opening postponed due to reports of the restaurant's furniture being stuck in Calais - the major ferry port in France.

The project to transform the unit into the new fast food branch is now almost complete, with a number of workers on site fitting out the venue.

An on-site worker said the opening of the new restaurant has been delayed due to interior 'furniture being stuck in Calais' and said the new Burger King in Chickerell 'should be open sometime next week'.

A spokesman from Burger King said the fast food chain is aware of the furniture issue and could not officially confirm an opening date.

When open, customers will be able to walk into the branch and order their meal on its interactive touch screen and pick up their food at the til.

Dorset Echo: The new Burger King is located in Link Park, ChickerellThe new Burger King is located in Link Park, Chickerell

A delivery hatch has also been installed on the side of the unit to allow staff to pass orders to Just Eat and Deliveroo workers.

The new restaurant at Link Park will create approximately 15-20 full and part-time positions.

Craig Oakes, president of the Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce, said: "This new Fast Food option in the shape of Burger King has created a bit of a stir over the last few months as people have anticipated it’s opening.

"Although it’s not what you would call a locally established business. It still provides jobs to the area in the long run and any new businesses opened in our area shows investment which can ultimately be a help to the local economy.

"We wish them and their team the best of luck and we are sure a lot of locals will be extremely pleased."