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TGI Fridays fans rejoice – the US-style diner is starting a click-and-collect and home delivery service at its Teesside restaurant.

The “controlled trial” starts from next week – and the US diner chain says it “can’t wait to re-fire the grills”.

The service launches Wednesday, May 6 ahead of the May bank holiday at the Teesside Park restaurant and it will also be available at 23 other locations around the UK.

Delivery services will also be restored via Just Eat and Deliveroo.

Robert B. Cook, CEO at TGI Fridays said: “These initial sites have been chosen as we either own and can control the car park or the landlord has given us dedicated access.

“We will continue to monitor UK Government advice but after an initial trial we aim to extend the rollout as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The new ordering system will allow customers to order their food and pay for it online then collect it from outside their nearest restaurant, where “safety is a priority and social distancing measures are fully in place” according to the chain.

A “specially tailored” menu will be available made up of “22 Fridays favourite dishes”.

When completing their order on guests will be able to choose a collection slot between 12pm – 9pm and at this point will be advised on how to collect their food safely.

Other her big food chains are starting open back up to the public, with KFC announcing on Wednesday it would reopen 100 restaurants for delivery by Monday.