Emily Lockwood and her partner Dan Lawrence have been running a part-time burger business from their home in the village of Trefnant, Denbighshire, since the spring. Find Wales’ 50 best restaurants in 2021 here.
They advertise on social media and cook the burgers at home and have received rave reviews, with customers including Welsh rugby star Jonathan Davies. But in the past few days, they say they have received a warning letter from Denbighshire council over the smell of burgers cooking.
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They posted this on the local Facebook group and added that the last thing they wanted was to “disturb the neighbors” of the Bronant Estate where they live. They added, “We would absolutely have a conversation to see how we can counter this, but going straight to council and filing a nuisance complaint is hurtful. “
The couple have since said they have spoken with neighbors and hope the issue is now resolved.
They added that they would talk to others on the street to make sure they were not causing them a problem.
Aside from that issue, the company is doing well with Nibble due to attending local events, now the lockdown is easing, North Wales Live reports.
Speaking about how they originally settled, Emily, 28, said: “We invested in a grill a while back and just cooked burgers for friends and family as a hobby. time. After receiving such great reviews, we took the time to find the best hash, bacon, rolls etc. to create an epic burger menu, as we couldn’t get anything like it near home.
“We tested a lot of burgers and finally took the plunge last month to register Nibble as a company and we’ve had sold-out weekends ever since. “
They say part of the secret is the quality of the local ingredients. They use minced meat and bacon from Daniel Morris Butchers in Denbigh while artisan baker Ian Purcell of Baked Latitude, Mynydd Isa, came up with the perfect bun. The chilli jams come from the Welshhomestead Smokery.