— Poppy Hana (@PoppyHanaFood) December 5, 2016
In recent years takeaways have become part of the fabric of the nation’s lifestyle – ranging from pizza to curry to fried chicken – our love of fast food cannot be satiated fast enough.
So much so, the UK even has its own award ceremony to crown the ‘Best Takeaway’ of all.
There are twelve top takeaways from across the country, but the ultimate winner is… Chicken George in Luton, reports The Mirror.
The chicken shop set up by an ex-KFC employee saw off competition from a crazy 26,000 takeaways from around Britain, winning itself £6,000 with it’s ‘exceptional food.’
It wowed judges with their use of local ingredients and a heart-warming scheme giving out free chicken to pensioners after their bingo evenings as well as ‘supporting local sports teams’ and homeless charities.
Judges at the surprisingly glitzy awards included celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Sarah Willingham and host, comedian Rob Brydon.
Ainsley Harriott said:
When you start looking at all the various takeaways nominated across the country you think: ‘Hold on, they’re all brilliant,’ but there can only be one winner.
So, it’s important to consider what they’re doing to help the wider community, if they’re training and supporting staff and if they’re invested in growing their business.
Chicken George is a true standout on all these fronts – not to mention that their food is delicious!
— Zesty Food and Drink (@zesty_fooddrink) December 6, 2016
The star-studded event took place at London’s Savoy Hotel, in association with Just Eat and was attended by celebrity ‘elites’ including TOWIE girls Lydia Bright, Jess Wright and Ferne McCann and even Rachel from S Club 7 made an appearance.
Here’s the rest of the regional winners – including prize for ‘Best Chef’ and ‘Best Delivery Driver.’
Chicken George, Luton – Best Takeaway in the East and Best Takeaway in Britain
The Cakeaway, South Shields – Best Takeaway in the North East
Catch Seafood, Halifax – Best Takeaway in Yorkshire & Humber
Poppy Hana, Bermondsey – Best Takeaway in South London
EatFirst, Aldgate – Best Takeaway in North London
Smokey’s American Grill, Trowbridge – Best Takeaway in the South West
Mushtaqs, Hamilton – Best Takeaway in Scotland
Mexigo, Maidstone – Best Takeaway in the South East
Nico’s Pizza Pasta, Belfast – Best Takeaway in Northern Ireland
Lime Pickle, Solihull – Best Takeaway in the West Midlands
Wiwo Noodle Bar, Cardiff – Best Takeaway in Wales
Brunch, Prescot – Best Takeaway in North West
Chris’s Fish and Chips, Barwell – Best Takeaway in the East Midlands
Dave Palmer, Cafe Pizzeria, Harlow – Best Takeaway Delivery Driver in Britain Michael Springer, Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen, Purley – Best Takeaway Chef in Britain
There’s some tasty sounding names on there, I wonder how many you could get through in a week…