Coronavirus: Fryday takeaways ‘not stopped – just paused’
A PUBLIC spirited Yorkshire takeaway group - which backs free meals for people in need – has vowed to return after closing due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fryday, which offers a street-food style take on fish and chips, says it has ‘not stopped – just paused’.
It has takeaways in Harrogate, Upton and had just opened another in Lower York Street, Wakefield.
But founder Andrew Daly says he has taken the hard decision to close due to the wellbeing of staff, customers and families of both.
Community champion Andrew is behind Community Chips, an outreach programme partnering with food banks to serve free meals at a monthly supper club,
The Dublin born entrepreneur also launched Chip Club, a pay-it-forward, contactless system for customers to donate a meal to people in need.
A Trustee of family mental health charity, Northorpe Hall, he also wants to start conversations about how employers can do more to support workers’ mental health and is focused on providing stable, supportive environments for young people seeking employment.
He said: “To all customers, friends and suppliers, I have made the hard decision to close all Fryday locations with immediate effect.
“The decision is based on the well-being of our staff, our customers and the families of both.
“This time will pass, we will recover and we’ll enjoy great food again.
“Stay safe, respect the Government’s requests and we’ll see you soon.
“We’ve not stopped, just paused.”
Fryday takeaways have hooked fish and chips fans with a new take on the traditional delicacy, with wraps, sides, buns stuffed with unique fillings and its very own special Ripple Chips, made by Orla, a bespoke chip cutter exclusive to Fryday.
Smoked and classic fish and chips are also on the menu, available gluten free,
The Wakefield eatery was the third Fryday takeaway to open in the past six months, creating 15 full time jobs. Future plans are to open more with prospective sites in Leeds and York.