Cob shop has a modern twist

A new sandwich shop in Heanor is set to serve up lunchtime eats at the drop of a tweet - as it opens in Heanor this week.

The Quirky Cob Shop, at 4A Ray Street is Riddings dad-of-two Matthew Camp’s first foray into the lunchtime eatery trade having previously run two successful burger vans.

Now he is not only branching out into a shop space, but delving into social media as well - introducing a novel Facebook ordering system.

He said: “We will keep our Facebook open all the time, so you can order anything online and come and collect it in the shop. It will act as our link to the outside world and maybe we will move on to Twitter soon. We plan to update it everyday, putting our specials of the day on there.”

Mr Camp, 45, of Golden Valley, who previously ran a network cabling business before branching into his Royal Oak Country Kitchen burger vans, says the Quirky Cob Shop ethos will centre around fresh homemade food at reasonable prices.

He plans to host seasonal specials rotating daily and a Friday ‘pie day’ where customers can pick up a hot pie and cheddar mash.

The shop opened on Monday, October 21, with a ‘customisable’ sandwich and cob menu where you can pick combinations of a filling, salad and a ‘topper’.

Mr Camp said if this business is a success he might consider taking the ‘Quirky’ brand name to open up different kinds of food outlets.

But the Riddings man says he left his cabling company to pursue a dream - to one day open up an authentic American style diner.

“I remember seeing one at Euro Disney with my two girls,” he said. “The steel caravan type ones I would love to build one on a lorry trailer that I could take to festivals - it’s something I would need a lot of money to do though!”

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