ARTISAN coffee and food franchise Bob & Berts is set to open its doors in Dunfermline at the end of next month.

The Northern Ireland-based firm will take over the old McDonald's building on the High Street in a move which will see initially see three new Scottish outlets with around 20 more expected in the next four years.

Bob & Berts began in 2013 in Portstewart and they now have 17 stores in Northern Ireland. The company also plan to open stores in England.

The cafe offers artisan coffees, a breakfast and lunch menu with a range of burgers, hot dogs and salads.

The former McDonalds premises have been empty since November 2013 when the fast food chain disappeared from the town centre.

The company plan to keep decorations quite minimalistic with plans to keep the original structure in place. They also hope to have outside seating.

Bob & Berts was founded in 2013 by Colin McClean before being joined by his brother-in-law David Ferguson in 2015.

The team has opened ten shops in the past two years and is also eyeing expansion into the Republic of Ireland.

Colin McClean, co-owner of Bob & Berts, said: “BGF has been a great partner for us and the skills held by the members of its team have complemented our own. We are excited to be bringing our business to Scotland having spent time immersing ourselves in so many different locations and active communities.

“We’re recruiting an area manager, along with managers, chefs, supervisors, baristas and deli counter staff, and anyone interested in applying can get in touch through or”