Stockport’s I Knead Pizza has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help secure its future in Heaton Chapel.
The pizzeria, which was born out of the famous Stockport Market in 2015, has become well known and loved for its Neapolitan style pizzas, calzones, and unique ‘pizza butties’.
Over the years, I Knead Pizza has operated mainly through dark kitchens and a street food unit in Hatch on Oxford Road, but they’ve always wanted a proper restaurant space to call home and to expand from pizzas to Italian tapas, cocktails, and pizza brunches.
They recently found this place in Heaton Chapel – the old Donatello’s unit on the A6 – but, sadly, need some help to secure it and make it their own.
Despite investing £90,000 of their own money, the team behind I Knead Pizza need another £50,000 to help pay for the renewal and refurbishment of the building.
Therefore, they’ve set up a Kickstarter campaign that will allow customers to ‘pay it forward’ – basically, whatever money they contribute now will be turned into a voucher to be used within the restaurant once it’s open (which is pencilled in for August).
Their Kickstarter reads: “We have the lease and have begun work on the site, we have invested £90k of our own money and need another £50k to be where we need to be to help pay for the renewal of the building. We have tried to attain loans via the banks but they are reluctant to do so.
“Basically we’re asking people to ‘pay forward’, buy a voucher which will entitle them to the offer purchased when we open later this year.
“We know that our pizza tastes best fresh out of the oven, sat down on the premises in a relaxed and friendly environment. It’s the way it should be and the way we want everyone to experience it.”
Speaking more about the venue itself, the restaurant’s owners explained: “We have paid for a years rent upfront and have most of the equipment ready to go.
“The pledges will speed the process up and get us where we need to be. We want the best for our customers and invite people from all around to enjoy our new restaurant.”
The Kickstarter still has well over a month to go, and has already raised £6,260 of its intended £50,000 target. If you want to support a local business that is sure to be a fantastic addition to Heaton Chapel, click here.
Greater Manchester curry house named Best Asian Restaurant in the North West
Congratulations to all the winners!
A Greater Manchester curry house has been named the best Asian restaurant in the North West at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.
The awards revealed its 2022 winners, with one restaurant from Bolton named the best in the entire region, while several other Greater Manchester venues also won big.
The event, sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale, was held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27th.
BBC news anchor Samantha Simonds hosted the event with restaurants across the entire UK up for awards.
Who won big at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022?
It was Bolton-based Achari Indian Restaurant who took home the Best Asian Restaurant in the North West accolade.
Other restaurants from Greater Manchester also won, with venues picking up Best Newcomer, Best Fusion Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant in Manchester.
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Full list of other Greater Manchester restaurants that were named winners:
- Best Asian Restaurant – Manchester: Delhi Dream Indian Restaurant
- Best Fusion Restaurant: Vermilion Cinnabar
- Best Newcomer: Spice Mafia (joint winner with Balchao in Hale Barns)
These are the only UK restaurant awards open to all Asian cuisines, which includes: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
This year’s winners will be added to the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants guide – it’s currently being updated onto the Top 100 Curry Restaurants website here.
Kids can get a hot meal for just £1 at Asda this summer holidays
What a brilliant initiative!
Asda has announced that kids can get a hot meal for just £1 during the summer holidays, in a bid to help alleviate the cost of living crisis.
The supermarket confirmed that they would be tackling holiday hunger by allowing children aged under 16 to grab a hot or cold meal for a quid.
The initiative will be available seven days a week and there’s no minimum adult spend required to redeem the discount at your nearest Asda Cafe.
Asda revealed the £1 meal offer in Scotland last month, but has now further rolled it out to England and Wales, confirming the good news yesterday.
The Kids Eat for £1 deal will be available all day, every day (for as long as the cafe is open) from July 25th until September 4th in England and Wales.
A hot meal, cold meal, or both will be on offer, depending on what the cafe has available.
You’ll also be able to grab some baby food through the offer, including a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food.
A spokesperson for Asda said: “We know that families can find the summer holidays tough, and our customers are telling us that this year more than ever, they’re concerned about holiday hunger.
“With that in mind, we are so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1, with no minimum adult spend, to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.”
And that’s not the only thing Asda is doing, having recently launched a freezer filler offer where shoppers can grab five items for £5, with certain products costing just £2.50 – providing a potential saving of up to £7.50.
The deal aims to help families make quick and easy meals over the summer holidays.
Crazy Pedro’s launch four cheese pizza after customer complains pizzas are ‘too cheesy’￼
No such thing as ‘too much’ cheese…
With an epidemic of Karens seemingly out there at the moment, hard working hospitality staff are having to deal with more customer complaints than ever.
Now while some complaints are legitimate – if you’re served a burger with a dead pigeon on top you should definitely let the staff know – some are just downright ridiculous.
Exhibit A: a customer recently complained to Crazy Pedro’s that their pizza is TOO CHEESY.
To each their own, I guess, but when it comes to cheese – in my humble opinion – there can be no such thing as ‘too much’.
The more the merrier, especially when it’s melted on top of one of Crazy Pedro’s incredible, massive pizzas.
In response to the customer complaint, Pedro’s has released something special for July – an epic FOUR CHEESE pizza called ‘In Cheezus We Crust’.
The spectacular monthly special features a special Four Cheese Blend, pickles, chilli flakes, dill and a healthy glug of Ranch dressing.
The new pizza is available at all good Pedro’s throughout July as a full pizza or as a slice, as well as on Deliveroo.
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