FREE bratwurst sausages are to be given away on Friday at Merry Hill to celebrate the opening of the UK's first ever Extrawurst restaurant.

German bratwurst fast-food brand launched the new store at Merry Hill's Eat Central dining court last week, with Dudley South MP Mike Wood cutting the 'sausage' ribbon alongside Extrawurst UK CEO, Sam Shutt.

To celebrate the launch, a Bratwurst Bonanza will be held on Friday January 21 which will see 100 German bratwurst sausages in a bun given away, with a free Coke soft drink, between 11am and midday.

There will also be free freshly ground Rounton Coffee available between 2pm to 4pm on the same day.

Extrawurst UK CEO Sam Shutt said: “We’re confident that our iconic Bratwurst will be a real crowd-pleaser so we’re excited to introduce them to Merry Hill visitors. Our menu has a sizzling selection of German delights including Frikadelle, Schnitzel and pulled pork and even a vegan option so there’s something for everyone.”

There's also a little brats menu for children.

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, added: “Extrawurst is a great addition to Merry Hill’s already strong food and beverage offering, and it was great to have local MP Mike Wood at the centre to mark its opening.

“Extrawurst’s very first UK restaurant boasts an award-winning menu which provides even more options for our visitors to choose from, and its Bratwurst is the perfect winter warmer for those enjoying a day out shopping.”

Dudley South MP Mike Wood said it was "so great" to see the brand choose Merry Hill as its home and he added: "Extrawurst have brought something new and tasty for local people to try when visiting Merry Hill, and they’ve also created new jobs for local people which is always great to see.”

The free bratwurst sausages will be available on a first come, first served basis.