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Spud u like restaurant - How do you like your spuds?
Spud U Like
Member Name: geodougal
Spud U Like
Advantages: Price, plenty of choice, always fresh and hot, high in fibre, low in fat and calories, quick service
Whilst out doing some serious retail therapy me and my mum got really peckish and fancied a healthier change from the usual McDonald's, KFC or subway option so we took a trip to Spud u like! Spud u like is a restaurant that serves jacket potatoes with various fillings as well as hot and cold drinks and desserts.
~ Spud u like history ~
In June 1974 the first spudulike opened in Edinburgh as a takeaway outlet serving freshly baked potatoes with a wide choice of fillings. Whilst not a new product, the concept of a shop where one could buy ready baked potatoes with a vast selection of fillings was and still is unique. For generations the simple potato was seen as "peasant fare". But in this age of "organic food" and "health food" we now know the baked potato to be an excellent nutritious alternative to the other fast foods on the market today.
~ Service and staff ~
On arrival at this particular spud U like franchise it looked very clean, all of the tables were cleared which is a rarity as most are left with empty cups. The staff have always been polite when I have visited Spud u like and have served me promptly with the correct order. The staff are always full of smiles and recommendations of what goes nice with what - probably to make you buy more toppings to get some extra cash! Overall I find the staff and service at spud u like to always be of a high standard.
~ The menu and food ~
Spud U like's jacket potatoes are a decent size and are served with an extremely generous amount of filling. You can choose from a wide variety of toppings for your spud including; baked beans, grated cheese, chilli con carne, chicken tikka, cottage cheese, egg mayonnaise, prawn cocktail and tuna and sweetcorn. There is usually some sort of special topping depending on the time of year, for example at Christmas they had turkey and stuffing. The fillings always look and taste fresh and are always piping hot. The baked potatoes are cooked to perfection with a nice crispy skin and fluffy white potato inside. I like the fact that you can mix and match with toppings to suit you, you could have cheese and beans or chilli con carne and cheese if you wanted and they don't put butter on the jacket potato for you already, which is a bonus because I don't like it on mine anyway you can add it yourself if you wish, same goes for the salt and pepper. These spuds are perfect for people watching their calorie and/or fat intake or who just prefer a healthy option (like me) because the toppings are very low in calories, the potatoes only have 25 calories per ounce and the spuds are virtually fat free! They are also low in salt, contain about one third of the recommended daily dose of vitamin c and are high in fibre! There are also your usual hot and cold drinks on offer as well as desserts for you sweet toothed people, such as bakin' boys muffins, flapjacks, cake slices and Danish pastries.
~ Overall opinion ~
Spud u like is one of my favourite restaurants to visit because it is so much more healthy than the other popular fast food places. I find a jacket spud from there very substantial and filling. I would definitely recommend spud u like to anybody who likes jacket potatoes and/or fancies a healthier more filling meal choice. They are also pretty good value, we bought two jacket potatoes, one with chilli and one with chilli and cheese and two cups of tea and it came to just over £10.00 which I don't think is bad at all!
Why bother visiting anywhere else when you can get a nice, hot jacket potato topped with your favourite filling and made just the way you like it?
Summary: Tuck into a tasty jacket spud next time your shopping and save your waistline and your health!