A new fast food restaurant is coming to Birmingham - with half price off everything on its opening weekend.

Oodles Chinese is a fast casual dining brand, which already has two Midlands branches in Leicester.

It will officially open its doors in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, on Saturday, February 17, with a special launch party from 11am till late.

The restaurant is described as serving Indo-Chinese food - there is a mix of Chinese, Malaysian, Manchurian, Singapore and Thai dishes on the menu - with customers choosing starters and mains to be served in small, medium or large boxes.

Dishes include Malaysian chicken, chilli chicken, Chinese lamb curry, chilli prawns, teriyaki chicken, schezuan beef stir fry and crispy prawns.

Exterior of the new Oodles Chinese restaurant in Birmingham
Exterior of the new Oodles Chinese restaurant in Birmingham

Side options include vegetable spring rolls, Chinese fried wings and prawn crackers.

A large box is priced at £6.50, medium is £6 and small is £5. You pick up to two starters and up to two main dishes.

There's also a lunchtime special (collection only)- from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday, you can get a large box for £5.50 with free drink, medium box for £5 and a small box for £4.

Boxes of food from Oodles Chinese, now opening in Birmingham
Boxes of food from Oodles Chinese, now opening in Birmingham

Food is certified halal and includes vegetarian options.

The decor of the 50-seater restaurant features interior inspired by its Chinese influence.

There's also an open-plan kitchen with live cooking so diners will be able to see their food being prepared.

The opening is part of a growth plan for the Midlands targeting five more openings by 2020 with the aim of creating over 100 new jobs.

Mohammed Umar, director, said: “We are delighted to open our first store in Birmingham which is well overdue and definitely due to demand.

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“We have created a warm authentic, inviting design especially with a live cooking element so customers feel closer to the Oodles Chinese experience of freshly prepared food as soon as they walk into the new restaurant.

The new Oodles Chinese restaurant in Birmingham
The new Oodles Chinese restaurant in Birmingham

"Our aim going forward is to really drive our expansion in the Midlands and want this Ladypool Road store to be the first of a long chain in the region creating jobs for the locality.

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"We genuinely believe our concept of fresh and unique tasting food is something Birmingham has never experienced before."

The interior of the new Oodles Chinese in Birmingham
The interior of the new Oodles Chinese in Birmingham

He added: “We chose Ladypool Road specifically due to the high footfall in the area and we already have a large fan base here.

"We are now actively looking for new sites and franchise partners in the region and across the UK to help us achieve our expansion plans."

Boxes of food from Oodles Chinese in Birmingham
Boxes of food from Oodles Chinese in Birmingham

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As part of the launch party this Saturday, the restaurant is doing a 50 per cent off promotion on all food. The event will feature entertainment, local bloggers and guests from the business community.

The new store is at 323 Ladypool Road, Birmingham, B12 8LB.

Opening times are Monday to Sunday from 11am till late.