DORSET'S new Burger King can only take cash payments after its card system went down.

The new fast-food restaurant, at Link Park in Chickerell, Weymouth, opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, May 29 and has regularly seen queues of people outside during lunchtime and in the evening.

Customers have been advised to pay only with cash after Burger King's card payment system went down on Friday, June 4.

Signs have been posted around the branch's entrance as staff members double check with customers that they have money to pay for their meals.

A sign outside the restaurant reads: "Cash only. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. The nearest cash machine is inside Aldi."

A spokesman for Burger King apologised for any disruption caused.

He said: "We can confirm that the credit card facility at Burger King Chickerell went down and that the restaurant is working hard to resolve the issue as soon as possible."