Barny Stoppard, the son of acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard, has opened a ‘healthy but hearty’ fast food restaurant near Liverpool Street in London, with the aim of reinventing the common assumption that fast food is greasy and unappetising.
Using the latest fast food technology from America, Barny’s Place serves fresh, quality produce, all of which is bought locally from the surrounding markets. A daily changing menu and salad bar serves burgers and sandwiches such as ‘The Barny Burger’, Chargrilled British Beef Steak with Piquillo Peppers, Caramelised Onions and Vine Tomatoes, Grilled Free-Range Chicken Marinated in Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic, and Smokey Tofu and Mushroom.
While an open plan kitchen aims to display the healthier cooking methods used to create Barny’s fast food, the 40-cover restaurant will cater for the eco-friendly takeaway market by providing sturdy lunchboxes in return for a deposit, which can be reused for a discount of the money Barny’s would have spent on packaging.
Barny’s aims to encroach upon the hot takeaway breakfast market in February with a range of dishes including pancakes and cornbeef hash, when they will also begin their local delivery service as well.