MERRY Hill is to welcome Midlands-founded burger joint Boo to the mall this spring.

The smash burger specialists will have room for 60 diners at the forthcoming Boo Merry Hill eatery which is set to open on the upper mall next to Wingstop soon.

The restaurant, located in what is being described as the shopping centre’s leisure quarter, will be serving up its signature classics, freshly prepared in-house using locally sourced ingredients including British Black Angus beef.

It will also offer an array of sides and drinks including Rustic skin on fries, chicken wings, crunchy bites, and milkshakes, plus monthly seasonal specials, and an extensive menu of freshly ground speciality coffees.

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “It’s great to see such a successful Midlands grown brand choose to join the Merry Hill journey and take space at the centre. We can’t wait to see the reception Boo’s mouthwatering American-style classics get as we continue to provide even more choice of food and drink for our visitors.

“This comes at an exciting time for the centre with the recent addition of Hollywood Bowl and popular eateries, Wagamama, Ask Italian and Sides, as we continue to expand how our visitors spend time at the centre.”

Since its start in Leicester City Centre in 2017, Boo has gone on to operate sites across the UK and globally, with its first overseas restaurant in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall opening last year.

Juan Fernando, marketing manager at Boo, said: “The foundation of Boo came from a family partnership, striving for innovation in dining experiences and taste. It is important for us to maintain a strong base in the Midlands.

“We can’t wait to bring our delicious, fresh food and first-rate service to visitors at Merry Hill, and we know they’ll love the Boo experience.”