This Fried Chicken Shop Has Just Been Named Britain's Best Takeaway

Move over, fish and chips

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Chicken shops have a reputation for being a pit stop on the way home from a boozy night out, but this family-run takeaway is giving the 'posh chippy' a run for its money.

Chicken George in Luton, Bedfordshire, has beaten 26,000 other takeaway shops to the title of Britain's Best Takeaway, reports Metro.

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The shop was awarded the £6,000 prize at a ceremony in London on Monday night after judges, including celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot and Dragons Den's Sarah Willingham, were impressed by the shop's use of local ingredients and consistently fresh food.

While decent chicken shops have been popping up over London in recent years, Chicken George has been doing its thing for decades.

It was set up by ex-KFC employee Ray Sheah in 1985, and its variety of fried chicken dishes, as well as sticky BBQ ribs, mac and cheese, chilli fries and American beers, have been tempting locals ever since. Who can blame them?

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Can't make it to Luton? Here are a few of our favourite chicken shops for when you're next in the capital. See the full list of finalists at this year's British Takeaway Awards here.