The first signs for the new Five Guys restaurant in Ipswich have gone up ahead of a planned spring opening.

The American chain, which is famous for its burgers and hot dogs, is set to open its doors to customers in Cardinal Park, next to Nando's, in spring this year

The news of the popular eatery was met with praise from councillors in August, just after jobs had been seen on Indeed.

In October, it was revealed Five Guys was set to move into the former Dough & Co premises.

Work to transform the former Italian eatery into Five Guys began in November, as railings went up around the outside of the building.

Ipswich Star: Five Guys could open as early as next monthFive Guys could open as early as next month (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Much has been done to the building now, with the Five Guys logo being placed above the premises in the brand's red.

The external look of the building has changed considerably as well, with the premises now sporting full glass windows, along with two sets of doors, one entrance and one exit.

Jobs are still being advertised for the restaurant.

Ipswich Star: Five Guys has taken a step closer to opening as signs go upFive Guys has taken a step closer to opening as signs go up (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Earlier this month, Inflata Nation, which now operates from the former Unit 17 building, said they and other businesses in the area had to close for a day, due to "a strong chemical smell being emitted from the redevelopment of the new Five Guys site on the complex".

Five Guys will join Inflata Nation at Cardinal Park, along with other food outlets Nando's, ASK Italian, Subway and McDonald's.

Turkish restaurant, Kervan Kitchen, has announced it will move into the former Punch & Judy pub also on the Cardinal Park site.

Work has begun on this site as well.

Five Guys revealed last year it was hoping to open in Ipswich in the spring, with an official opening date set to be announced.

Ipswich Star: Before the work beganBefore the work began (Image: Tom Cann)

Ipswich Star: After the workAfter the work (Image: Charlotte Bond)