A POPULAR burger restaurant in Blackburn has been shortlisted for the first-ever Uber Eats awards.
King’s Castle in Blackburn is one of 10 restaurants in the North West to make the price shortlist, curated by the popular takeaway courier service.
They have been nominated for one of the best gongs – Restaurant of the Year 2022 – and are up against other businesses in major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool.
They rely on customer votes to claim the top spot; and the winner will take home £100,000 to start and grow their business.
Owner Arif Patel said it was a “great achievement” to be nominated.
He said: “It’s a team effort, every member of our squad should be proud. We’ve worked very hard behind the scenes to try and maintain a high standard.
“It hasn’t always been easy, but being nominated for this award shows that we are on the right track.
“It’s a great achievement to be chosen as one of the top 10 stores in the North West, especially when you have big names in big cities like Manchester and Liverpool.
“For us to be the only nominated restaurant in Lancashire really shows you the potential of Kings Castle. It’s a great feeling for sure, but now we just need to get people to support us and vote for us.
Arif said the future looks bright for the Blackburn business.
He said: “It’s still early days for us, we’re a growing brand with several locations set to open soon, but the future looks bright for the brand.
“From the look of our business to the quality ingredients used in our products, we are focused on providing a great taste experience while being mindful of our prices.
“With some improvements, I think we can be the best.”
King’s Castle Blackburn is best known for its burgers, but also sells wraps, hot dogs, milkshakes and more.
They have a 4.4 star rating on Uber Eats and many customers have left rave reviews.
One person said: ‘A really lovely place to eat food, it was great, the milkshakes are amazing. Best place so far in Blackburn… I would say better than Archie’s in Manchester.
Another said: ‘First impromptu visit today and what a pleasant surprise.
“Really cool theme and the food was amazingly tasty. Very fresh and not stingy with portions.”
“I would absolutely recommend this place,” said another. “The food was excellent and tasty, and the price was appropriate.”
For the next step in the voting process, customers can browse the shortlist and vote for their favorite restaurants across the UK and Ireland from today until June 16 on ubereatsawards.com.
The top restaurant from each region will then be invited to take part in a judging day, where their food will be tasted by the judging panel, including Prue Leith from Bake Off and Rachel Ama, a vegan chef.
Matthew Price, Managing Director of Uber Eats, Mark Lewis, Managing Director of Hospitality Action, Lorraine Copes, Head of Procurement at Be Inclusive Hospitality, and Joseph Denison Carey, Head of Television also bring their extensive expertise to the judging panel.
Mr Price said: ‘I look forward to seeing the fantastic stories that are unearthed, trying some of the best food available on our high streets across the country and recognizing the pioneers and innovators who are shaping the future of our restaurant. industry.”