Chorley’s first bubble tea bar has opened as part of a £350,000 council revamp of the town centre.

Bubble N Squeak is the first shop to open on the former McDonald’s site in Market Street, which now houses four units.

Owner Simon Liu said: “I first came across bubble tea when I was on holiday in Taiwan three years ago and I knew it would be popular here.

“There are other bubble tea outlets in the UK, but they are all in big cities.

“I opened my first in Huddersfield last year and Chorley is my second one.

“My aim is to open five in five different places over five years.”

Simon and his partner Tina Wade chose Chorley to set up shop because it is Tina’s hometown.

She said: “We’re excited about opening here.

“We’re delighted with the unit and we’re looking forward to serving everyone.

“We’re the only bubble tea and milkshake bar in Chorley and although we’ll also serve coffees, I’m sure everyone will love the bubble teas and milkshakes we have.

“There is something for everyone.”

Customers will be able to take advantage of the free 30-minute parking at the back of the building.

Bubble N Squeak will be open Monday to Saturday, from 7am.