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The Wetherby Whaler^s local investment

Article Date: 2014-01-13

The Wetherby Whaler, a group of fish and chip restaurants and takeaways across Yorkshire, is reinforcing its commitment to the town by investing £200,000 in its restaurant in Wetherby. 

In order to satisfy demand for The Wetherby Whaler’s renowned fish and chips, the Wetherby restaurant, which is based on 18 Market Place, will be expanded to cater for 90 diners rather than its original 60. 

As part of the investment, the restaurant will undergo a complete refurbishment to freshen up the surroundings for diners, including the installation of new toilets. 

There will also be a new state of the art kitchen fitted and a platform lift installed to make movement around the restaurant more convenient for elderly or disabled customers. 

The restaurant will be closed from Monday 20 January until Wednesday 12 February to allow for the work to be completed; the takeaway at Wetherby will remain open throughout the expansion and refurbishment work. 

The restaurant in Wetherby was the original Wetherby Whaler, purchased by Phillip and Janine Murphy in 1989. 

The Wetherby Whaler is a leading player in the popular fish and chip restaurant and take-away market in Yorkshire. In addition to Wetherby, it has restaurants and takeaways in York, Pudsey, Wakefield and Guiseley.

Janine Murphy, Co-owner of The Wetherby Whaler, said: “We are delighted to be investing in Wetherby and this commitment to the town demonstrates our confidence in the area. 

“The restaurant in Wetherby is going from strength to strength and it is extremely important for us that our customers have a fantastic dining experience in the best possible environment. We are very proud of the reputation The Wetherby Whaler has for the quality of its fish and chips and this major investment in the Wetherby restaurant will enable us to maintain and build on this.”


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