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Shaftesbury Chef Needs Help Expanding Following Takeaway Trial Success

Five months ago, Rupert Walts and Alex Myddleton started selling takeaway Mexican-inspired dishes and soul food from Angola ‘76’.

The trial ‘kitchen takeover’ has been so successful, the friends are now seeking their own workspace for The Smoking Jalapeño.

Rupert Walts

Rupert tells Alfred that many Shaftesbury residents consider takeaways as a weekend treat, unlike city residents, where apps like JustEat and Deliveroo are widely used. “The challenge is trying to change people’s mindset,” he says.

In our interview, Rupert shares the invaluable lessons he’s learned since he launched the business.

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