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Fried chicken for £1 at Marston's Chicken Shop this week — and it's for charity!

Popular family business raises money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Fried chicken fans are expected to flock to a popular takeaway’s charity fundraiser.

Last year Marstons Chicken Shop in Leeds Road, Bradley, caused a sensation by selling portions for just £1.

There were queues down the road and customers had to wait up to an hour-and-a-half for their food.

The family-run business raised more than £3,000 for Kirkwood Hospice to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

This week Marstons has come up with another lip-smacking offer to raise cash for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Back in August the shop sold two legs and chips for just a quid for six days and caused pandemonium.

This time the shop, run by sisters Hazel Dransfield and Jane Atkinson, has scaled down its offering to make the promotion easier to handle.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, a drumstick or thigh piece and chips plus a garlic dip will cost just £1, instead of £3.05, with every penny going to the charity.

Hazel’s son Andy, 18, a supervisor at the shop, said the family had learned lessons from last year and wanted to raise money for another good cause.

Customers queued for the £1 special at Marstons American Fried Chicken,in August

“Last year was a bit mad because with the two legs and chips that’s 15 minutes of frying time and workplaces were coming in and ordering 18 portions at a time,” he said.

“We had big queues and on the Thursday and Friday it went berserk with people waiting an hour-and-a-half for food. That’s dedication for you.”

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This time the offer will be limited to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (11.30am-3.30pm only) to ensure the friers – and their customers – don’t lose their cool.

Marstons is a Huddersfield institution. It was opened in August 1985 when Colnebridge farmer John Marston was looking to diversify.

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He thought about a farm shop but hit on the idea of fried chicken. The family’s secret recipe hasn’t changed in three decades and customers come from far and wide.

Andy said: “We’ve had people from as far as Manchester and one customer wanted his chicken in tin foil so he could take it to London. Presumably he wanted to heat it up for later!”

The family hope to raise around £1,000 for the air ambulance with fundraising likely to be a regular event.



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