Shushi lovers will be in for a treat as Bolton continues to expand its food and drink offering.

Famous resturant chain YO! Sushi is to move into the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park bringing its fresh, mouth-watering Japanese cuisine.

It comes after the food franchise submitted plans to Bolton Council for Unit 22 of the retail park.

Work has already begun on the site, which will include their famous conveyor belt, making it YO!’s thjrd longest belt.

A spokesperson for YO! said: “As we focus on expanding across the UK, Middlebrook is the ideal location for us to open our newest YO! restaurant.

“Bolton is a growing and attractive location, and we can’t wait to welcome the local public through our doors to experience our quality Japanese food.

 “Work on the site is well under way – including the installation of our famous conveyor belt – and we expect to open later this summer.

“We will create over 25 jobs ahead of opening and we are looking forward to becoming part of the local community.”

YO! Is well known for its fresh sushi, but it also has as a range of hot street food with distinctive flavours, either in a classic style or as a fusion dish.

There is also a wide selection to meet all dietary requirements, with a third of their menu being vegetarian or vegan.

The Bolton News: Selection of sushi and hot food at YO!Selection of sushi and hot food at YO!

The premises used to be home to popular Italian Chain ASK Italian.

But given the impact of the pandemic on many businesses, they had to close their doors in September 2020.

At the time in an email sent to customers, the restaurant chain said: "The covid-19 crisis has hit the restaurant sector hard, and we've had to make some incredibly difficult decisions.

"It is with deep sadness that we confirm ASK Italian Bolton is now closed.

"We'd like to thank you for your regular custom and let you know that ASK Italian Manchester is now your closest restaurant."

It was revealed in July that the Azzuri Group, who own ASK Italian and Zizzi, were being taken over by investment firm TowerBrook Capital Partners, a move which saw the closure of 75 of its restaurants.

The plans for YO! are expected to go through the licensing committee, but the committee are yet to meet to discuss this further.