Curries and pizzas may be staple takeaway dishes – but you can now get roast dinners with all the trimmings delivered to your door thanks to a new culinary venture in the Black Country.
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Ring4Roast has been set up by friends Rachael Smith and Sarah Cummons in their bid to save people the mess and stress involved in cooking the traditional British Sunday roast.
The first customers tucked into their Ring4Roast dinners at the weekend, and said they thoroughly enjoyed the home cooked feel to their takeaway feast.
Rachael, 34, from the Northway, Sedgley, first hit on the idea after friends said how much they loved a traditional Sunday lunch but could not be bothered with all the preparation.
She contacted her friend 33-year-old Sarah, of Milking Bank, who runs the Little Devils Diner, in Moor Street, Brierley Hill, about the idea and the pair decided to set up the service.
Rachael and Sarah, who have been friends since the age of five, launched the firm, called Ring4Roast at the weekend.
Machinist Ray Davies was their first customer, and he decided to pick up his Sunday roast dinner, from the diner.
The 63-year-old from Hulland Place, Brierley Hill said: "I am a single man, so I wouldn't cook it myself. I usually go out for Sunday dinner, but thought this way I can go out for a beer first, and then take it home to eat.
I will reheat it in the microwave after I have been to the pub. It gives me the chance to eat it where I am most comfortable, and I can watch the football and rugby on the TV at the same time."
Mr Davies was so impressed he has already ordered his roast dinner for next weekend. Sheila Sneyd also enjoyed a Ring4Roast with her 31-year-old daughter, Lucy, after having it delivered to her Wordsley home.
"It is very good for busy people like myself. Already this morning I have been swimming, and then decorating my kitchen, I don't have the time to make it myself, as it would take a good couple of hours," said Sheila.
The 61-year-old added: "I also have arthritis, so it is difficult for me to stand the kitchen for a long period of time. This is so tasty, and and you get very decent size portions. I think it is a fantastic idea.
At the moment the business is starting small with Rachael and Sarah preparing food from the Little Devils premises. Their partners Mark Smith and Matthew Hartgroves will be delivering the meals.
Prices for the roasts, which include beef, chicken, pork and lamb, range between £7.95 and £8.95. For information visit www.ring4roast.co.uk