£500,000 expansion for fish and chip business

The Fusco family(from left): Raymond Fusco, Stuart Fusco, Adrian Fusco, Maria Sheldon (sister), Alex Fusco (Stuart's son), and Carol Fusco.
The Fusco family(from left): Raymond Fusco, Stuart Fusco, Adrian Fusco, Maria Sheldon (sister), Alex Fusco (Stuart's son), and Carol Fusco.

A family-run fish and chip business is expanding with the opening of a new takeaway shop in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Fusco’s of Whitby is investing £500,000 in the purchase and refurbishment of the former Candy’s Cafe on New Road.

It will trade as Fish Box and is due to open in March 2016, creating up to five new jobs.

Fusco’s of Whitby own the award-winning Quayside restaurant in the town as well as Royal Fisheries.

The business opened its first Fish Box venture in Whitby in 2013 and last year launched The Whitby Fish and Chips Catering Trailer.

Adrian Fusco said: “Fish Box is a new express style fish and chip shop with takeaway seating indoors and outdoors.

“It has proved very popular in Whitby, particularly with families and dog walkers, so we decided to look for another site and the café in Robin Hood’s Bay is perfect.”

The commercial property and corporate teams at York-based Langleys Solicitors advised on the acquisition of Candy’s Cafe.

Emma Warner, partner in commercial property at Langleys, said: “Fusco’s of Whitby is a successful family business and we are pleased to have supported them in their latest acquisition which enables them to expand their offer to more customers on the East Coast.”