BARNSLEY superhero Munchie Man is spreading his wings and opening two new franchises of his delivery service.

Paul Appleby started his business collecting and delivering McDonald's, KFC and other takeaway food in February.

It quickly flourished following massive interest on Facebook, boosted by his story appearing in the Chronicle and We Are Barnsley when McDonald's banned him from its restaurant.

"It's been absolutely overwhelming," said Paul, 41, of Intake Crescent, Dodworth.

His Munchies Van brand will have two new franchises as he re-brands an existing service in Southport known as CBA Deliveries, and is setting up another service in Coventry with a businessman there who already runs a parcel courier service.

"It's all very exciting and I just can't believe how quickly it's all happened," Paul added.

Two people now work on his Barnsley franchise, run by Karl Clifton, which regularly takes up to 40 orders a night.

Customers browse the menus on his website, order and pay for their food and a minimum of £4.50 delivery per order.