August 24, 2011 4.36 pm This story is over 151 months old

Waterside gets new spud-based snack shop

Potato paradise: A new eatery will be opening in the shopping centre, selling jacket potatoes and other curious treats.

— At the business owner’s request, this story was updated on August 25 to remove the name of the current business trading at the location.

Lincoln’s Waterside Shopping Centre will make way for Hot Jacks, a new baked potato take-away set to open October 3.

It will be located where a confectionery seller is currently positioned.

Hot Jacks provides jacket potatoes which are priced between £1.80 and £2.80, depending on what topping you choose. Toppings include chili con carne, honey chili chicken, cold fillings and other varieties.

This is the company’s second outlet, with its first opening 18 months ago in Barnsley in Yorkshire.

Weird and wonderful

The fast-food outlet not only specialises in jacket potatoes, but also sells other more quirky meals.

  • European style hot-dogs – A french baguette that is carved through the middle and filled with a long hot-dog.
  • Yorkshire wrap – A giant Yorkshire pudding which filled with gravy, chicken, vegetables and then folded into a wrap.
  • Burger bake – A homemade burger which is coated with relish, cheese and wrapped in pastry.

Owner of Hot Jacks May Quilter said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and the speed at which we can deliver it.

“With many places you have to wait 5 – 15 minutes for a baked potato, whereas with us, you get it instantly and they are fresh every hour.

“All of our ingredients are high quality brands like Lurpak and Heinz and our hot dogs are over 90% pork. All our potatoes are from local farms.

“With the success of our other branch, and the location of this outlet in Lincoln, this is an opportunity we could not miss.

“I think Lincoln is definitely ready for our business and I cannot wait to get open and selling.”