Sneak peek inside new Glossop Road restaurantPosted by: Ashley Birch
We had a nosey around the new American-style diner aiming to be the ‘best food place in Sheffield’
A new American style fast-food diner ‘with a twist’ opens on Glossop Road at the end of November, and we got to have a look around the huge new restaurant with co-owner Kayani.
So Famous will serve burgers, milkshakes and desserts right through until 2am in the morning, with a breakfast menu featuring waffles from 8am.
For Kayani and his friends Majid, Omar and Rubal, the journey started in a McDonald’s in Barcelona, of all places. Kayani said: “We were in Barcelona and we walked into a McDonald’s, and I’ve never seen one so busy in my whole life. We just thought we could get into this business, so from that moment onwards we decided we’re going to open a fast food diner with a different twist on it, where people can come in and you have the wow factor.
“We’re in a student area, so we want the students to come in, but we want families to join us as well. It’s something fun, a chilled out vibe. We’ve got milkshakes, burgers and there’s nothing processed, we’ll be serving ‘real’ food. There will be different styles of burgers that I know Sheffield hasn’t got – because I’ve tried absolutely everywhere in Sheffield!”
The new venture will take over from Sinclair’s department store on Glossop Road, which relocated its operation to Ecclesall Road in March this year. “In terms of location, we couldn’t find anything better,” says Kayani. “I went everywhere travelling the country to find a location, and when we came here we fell in love with it and from the moment of walking in we said, ‘yeah, we’re taking it’.
“We want people to come in and have a brilliant time and enjoy the So Famous experience. We’re very, very confident. The response we’ve had has been brilliant. People have shown us massive interest. The response we’ve had is absolutely amazing.
“It’s going to be the best food place in Sheffield!
So famous opens at the end of November and for more details and updates ahead of opening, check out their Facebook page.