Oliver’s Fish and Chips have added 16 new members of staff to its workforce, following the expansion which took four months to complete.
Owners Mike and Helen Roberts decided to buy out their neighbouring competitor, Jack’s, and carried out extensive renovation in order to transform the former takeaway into a spacious kitchen and 60-seat restaurant.
The work has seen a complete overhaul of the rival takeaway, with Oliver’s owners installing new kitchen equipment, shop frontage, walls, ceilings, flooring, electrics, drains, security and store room.
Since purchasing the Bath Street takeaway four years ago, this latest move is part of a pattern of investment for Mike and Helen.
Last year saw the pair add a large new window to the second floor eatery, allowing customers to take in the sea view whilst enjoying their fish and chips.
Co-owner and head fryer Mike said: “This was our biggest ever investment but it gives us an opportunity to build further on our reputation for excellence.
“We always wanted to expand the takeaway but had never had the opportunity to do so until we had the chance to buy out Jack’s. As we’re now operating two separate services, we can provide a faster service and even better quality.”
The completion of their latest work has coincided with Oliver’s, one of Teesside’s only eateries to receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from Trip Advisor, achieving top spot of the 87 Redcar restaurant, cafes and takeaway reviews on the website.
“Hitting the number one spot on Trip Advisor gave everyone at Oliver’s a massive boost. We have a hard-working, professional team and we’re confident we deliver great food and service but the online ratings are by the people whose views count the most - our customers,” added Mike.