STAFF at a Basildon restaurant have bid farewell to their customers as businesses close across the country.

Waiting staff at TGI Friday's in at Festival Leisure Park, Basildon have shared a video singing the signature "Happy Birthday" song.

The team usually sing the song to guests visiting the restaurant on their birthdays.

Team member Rhian Vincent shared the video on Twitter, which was subsequently retweeted by the chain's main account.

She said: "I thought it was a nice way to say goodbye to all are guest for a while.

"Friday's is famous for our celebrations so we know how important it is to make people feel special on their birthday.

"I just felt bad for all the birthday bookings that we’re due to come in and party with us so just thought it was a nice thing to reach out and spread some cheer."