Stortford takeaway in running for British Kebab Award
A BISHOP’S Stortford takeaway has been shortlisted for a British Kebab Award.
Curipza in Southmill Road is up for the Best Takeaway Outside London and Just Eat Best Delivery titles.
Kebabs have become a Great British institution with an estimated 1.3m sold by vendors every day in the UK, according to the organisers of the awards.
The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 outlets in the UK, selling around 2,500 tonnes of lamb and chicken doner a week.
The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the country’s economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry.
There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.
A panel of judges including MPs Nadhim Zahawi, Jonathan Reynolds, Andy Love and Keith Vaz, as well as Baroness Hussein-Ece, will help decide the winners of each category.
In addition, anyone can now vote for their favourite restaurant from the shortlist on the British Kebab Awards Website at http://britishkebabawards.co.uk/british-kebab-awards-2015/. Voting will close on January 4 next year.
First published in Herts & Essex Observer