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Fast Food Hero Nominated For Award

Friday May 2 2014

BARNSLEY fast food superhero Munchie Man has been nominated for an award.

Paul Appleby, of Intake Crescent, Dodworth, launched his business in February taking orders for people who didn't want to pick McDonald's.

His entrepreneurial spirit has been recognised and has been nominated as start up of the year in this year's Proud of Barnsley awards.

Now he also delivers KFC, Dil Raj at Dodworth, Hot Jacks at the Alhambra, fish and chips from Woody's and Urban Flavour at Mapplewell.

He delivers food to his customers in his specially-adapted Munchies van which has equipment inside to keep the food warm.

"It's absolutely fantastic that I've been nominated, I'm surprised and shocked," said Paul.

He said things were going 'extremely well' and was making up to 150 deliveries per week.

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Reply Posted by anon on Friday May 2 2014 at 11:52
Cant help but think this is a rip off of what another bloke was doing on his scooter!

Its a shame he didnt know the same people that munchies van knows otherwise he would have prob had an award ages ago!

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday May 2 2014 at 12:04
Does he actually wear that outfit when delivering? Thats so funny. Love it. Munchie man needs a Munchie Mate, and a souped up Munchie Mean Machine so chez can get hot food. They could make a Munchie Man Movie.

Reply Posted by steve on Friday May 2 2014 at 14:02
God theres some sad, miserable, unambitious losers commenting on here and via facebook, they guy is trying to run a business ffs, i dare say some of you might probably have tried to do it and failed and are now sat on your big fat arses raking in the benefits. Good luck to you pal.

Reply Posted by Oliver on Friday May 2 2014 at 17:25
Good on you mate! Nice to see someone getting off their arse and doing something. Well done!

Reply Posted by Alison on Friday May 2 2014 at 17:42
What about Alan Stear from Hoyland, he's been doing this fat longer! His service is much better too :) huge doesn't anchor near the food and has no needed for a silly outfit. This guy copies his idea and BOOM he gets an award...it's a good job it isn't an award for an ORIGINAL idea or he would have no chance.

Reply Posted by anon on Monday May 5 2014 at 08:25
Its not an original idea people have been doing this in other parts of the uk. But I'm sure there is room for two businesses to do it Barnsley, a bit of competition.

Reply Posted by Twilight on Monday May 5 2014 at 08:58
Award??? Omg wasn't even his idea he nicked it!

Reply Posted by anon on Monday May 5 2014 at 09:10
Not his idea? Who cares, that's business folks. Hes built up his business and made it his own and from what I hear is a success. Sure it nay be similar to other services out there but this guy has obviously made it his own with the costume etc. Simple but effective, its got people talking and hes getting the bookings. Not just for food but also the experience. There are three hair salons in my village, all doing their own thing and all doing well. The success of a business depends on the time and money invested into it. The other people doing this may be having their own success but Munchie Man has found a USP that's getting him the recognition he deserves. Hes trying to make a living just like the rest of us. People shouldn't be putting him down, he should be congratulated.

Reply Posted by & on Monday May 5 2014 at 10:11
It's not him that does it anymore, some one else has taken over the business

Reply Posted by ray on Tuesday May 6 2014 at 14:24
I don't really care either way, but, how can this business be judged a success? The business itself is less than a year old - so there isn;t even a business model for it.

What I mean have been no annual accounts filed. For something to be a proven business model - or even a success there needs to be at least 3 years worth of accounts.

No one even knows the income/expenditure or gross/net profit margins if any. I find it a bit disturbing.

Reply Posted by Nicky WAB on Tuesday May 6 2014 at 16:13
For those wondering, the award is for 'entreprenuerial spirit' - it doesn't matter about the business being new, it is the spirit behind the idea that he's been nominated for an award for. We should also add that the Proud of Barnsley awards are open for ANYONE to nominate. So if you think someone else should be nominated, you can do so if you contact the Barnsley Chronicle (applications haven't yet closed.)