Burnley yesterday saw the opening of the area’s first ‘drive-thru’ fish and chip shop.
Banny’s, a successful fish and chip restuarant and takeaway located at the Boundary Mill site in Colne, have opened a drive-thru chippy in Trafalgar Street, Burnley.
The new restaurant is situated close to the On The Banks development of the Weavers’ Triangle and the town’s University Technical College, and with a £1m investment, the new chip shop will be rubbing shoulders with a Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC and Subway.
The ‘drive thru’ chippy concept is the first to come to East Lancashire and is similar to other existing drive thru chippies such as the Empire, in Outwood, Wakefield, which is believed to be the UK’s first drive-thru chippy, and Big John’s, in Birmingham.
Steptoes Yard sister company Hardcore Crushing carried out the demolition of the old Dexters Paint building to make way for the new Banny’s site on Trafalgar Street in October 2014.
The 3 storey building was skilfully dismantled including the removal of the foundation; cellars and substructure, and a total of approximately 1500 tonnes of material was demolished; dismantled and excavated; the vast majority of this being crushed and re-processed on site to produce recycled aggregates for use in the foundation works and beneath the external hardstandings of the new Banny’s Drive-Thru.