'Get stuffed' at Alstonville's newest takeaway shop
TRADITIONAL takeaway, including burgers, wraps and salads, are back on the menu at Alstonville after Get Stuffed on Main started trading on Monday.
The new takeaway shop occupies the site of The Blue Shop, just up from the roundabout in the main street.
The shop is owned and operated by Corelle Thomas and Wendy Priddle, who each have more than 20 years of experience in the trade.
Ms Corelle's resume includes working with her family, who ran Skimmos in South Lismore for a time, and more recently operating the Racecourse Cafe in Ballina.
Ms Priddle is well-known to locals as the canteen manager at the Alstonville Football Club.
The women first met as team mates at the club two years ago, but Ms Priddle said it was not quite clear how they came to the decision to start a business together.
But they are keen to give it their best and they have taken a long-term lease on the shop and will be working form 6am to 8pm to make it work.
They are also confident there is a good market for what they offer.
"There are a lot of coffee shops in Alstonville, but we are the only traditional takeaway shop," Ms Priddle said.
Ms Thomas said the secret to a good takeaway was keeping it simple.
"We do good food and good customer service. People come back if they are happy," she said.