US burger chain import Smashburger is to open five new UK restaurants after the acquisition of sites around the country.
It will launch restaurants in Bath, Glasgow, Dunfermline, Wednesbury and Inverness.
The Bath site on Southgate Street will be the first to open in early May. The brand's first Scottish restaurnat will open in Glasgow's Sauciehall Centre in June, followed by two more openings in Dunfermline in July and Inverness in November.
The brand will open a site at Junction 9 Retail Park in Wednesbury in the West Midlands in August 2017.
Smashburger has already opened three restaurants in the past nine months. The first launched in Milton Keynes's Kingston Centre retail park, followed by North Street in Brighton and Newcastle's Intu Eldon Square shopping centre.
The brand hopes to reach 35 sites by the end of 2020, including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Edinburgh, Reading and Colchester.
Ten of those are expected to open within the next 12 months.
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