UK’s best takeaway chicken shop revealed

The UK's best takeaway has been crowned for 2016

The UK’s best takeaway chicken shop has been revealed after the 2016 British Takeaway Awards took place last week (December 5).

Chicken George in Luton took home the Best Takeaway at the 2016 British Takeaway Award, beating off stiff competition from 25,000 other entries. The award comes with a £6,000 cash prize.

According to Metro, the judging panel – which included celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot – were impressed by the takeaway’s dedication to sourcing local ingredients, and their community spirit. You can see them celebrating their award with Vernon Kay below.

Vernon Kay joining in on the Chicken… – The official Chicken George page. | Facebook

Vernon Kay joining in on the Chicken George celebration #winnerwinnerchickendinner

Back on special today for your bank holiday hangover THE HOLY CHEESUS #LetsGetMessy #itAintEasyBeingCheesey

Back on special today for your bank holiday hangover THE HOLY CHEESUS #LetsGetMessy #itAintEasyBeingCheesey

Meanwhile, London food blogger The Chicken Connoisseur sparked interest from the internet after his YouTube review series of chicken shops, The Pengest Munch, went viral.

The work of 23-year-old Elijah Quashie from north London, he told Buzzfeed: “Most of the time I eat chicken. All restaurants have reviews but chicken shops rarely have any. They are not respected like that and they are better for value for many.”

Earlier this month, KFC announced a new limited edition scented candle – allowing you to fill your home with the smell of fried chicken.

“What better way to light up your nights than with a limited edition KFC Scented Candle?” asked the chicken chain over in New Zealand, who are giving the limited run of candles away via Instagram as part of a Christmas advent calendar campaign.