Graham Clark, Features Writer
It is always pleasing to see a Yorkshire company be successful. Frankies might not to be to everyones taste, but if you like burgers, Peri Peri chicken and milkshakes then this is a very attractive proposition.
The company first opened up in Batley in 2016, the Bradford branch opened up a few weeks ago and now another new outlet has opened at the White Rose Centre.
We visited on a Saturday evening and the place was busy, in fact there were hardly any spare tables. It is a bright, breezy and modern design. Food is ordered at the counter, you are given a buzzer which lights up when your order is ready to be collected. Where Frankies excel in this market above others is that the chicken and beef served is all Halal.
They also boast 100% Angus Beef Burgers which come with house fries and a sugar free drink - all for £6.99. The drinks come in various guises such as the Moody Angus, Rockafella etc. The Chicken Burger meal comes as Peri Peri, Hot Mamma, Classic etc, again served with house fries and a soft drink - all for £5.99.
I decided upon the Peri Peri Chicken Burger. You can choose the strength of the chicken - from mild to extra hot. I chose the mild option but it was still very hot! What I liked was the bun the burger was served in as it reminded me of a Yorkshire Teacake, nice and soft but very fresh. The ingredients were not enough to disguise the various tastes which was good. The mixture of red onion, cheese, lettuce and mayo was just right.
My partner chose the Peri Peri Half Chicken served with Peri Peri Rice, fries, salad and a bottle of water. Harrogate Spring Water of course. Her fries for some reason arrived luke warm but were soon replaced with some fresher hot ones. Priced at £8.99 it seemed reasonably priced.
They do not seem to do too many desserts - but they do various Movenpick Ice creams. The real winner is the Signature Shakes - I tried a Ferrero Rocher Shake at £3.99. It was I have to say a dieter's nightmare, very sweet, very sickly but a guilty pleasure indeed.
The frozen American Sodas seemed to be very popular too.
We were going to finish off with a coffee but the option did not seem to be available on our visit. I did like the cleanliness of the place, tables were soon cleared and wiped down - thankfully the young assistant did not use the same cloth to wipe the table and seats as I frequently see in a lot of restaurants these days!!
I hope Frankies does well. It is not Cordon Bleu but tasty food served in a lively atmosphere.
Frankies Burgers, Bank Street, Bradford BD1 1EE
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Frankies, Bradford, 9th July 2019, 20:27 PM