Rooster Shack

A WOKING takeaway has won a national Good Food Award.

Rooster Shack, on Maybury Hill, is now the proud holder of the accolade which recognises “hard-working teams who strive for culinary excellence”, much to the delight of owner Imran Mamud.

The Rooster Shack Team with their well earned Good Food Award

“I’m really delighted because the award sums up what we are about, serving outstanding food and being a team,” Imran said. “The team here have been together for the past three years, and we’ve grown together. The award is good for us, of course, but it’s good for Woking too.”

The awards are based on customer nominations, with the winners decided by public vote.

“I’m really grateful to the News & Mail for its support when we were trying to encourage people to vote if they loved our service,” Imran said. “It really helped.”

Comments from voters backing Rooster Shack included: “Great customer service, food is well cooked and delicious. By far the best in Woking. If you haven’t eaten there, you haven’t lived.”  “Service with a smile. Tasty food and lots of variety.” “Best chicken place I’ve tasted.”

The award has come at the perfect moment for Imran, who will open his first franchise outlet, in Aldershot, at the end of the month.

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VOTE, vote, vote for Rooster Shack. That’s the message from Imran Mamud, the owner of the fast-food takeaway on Maybury Hill, as he seeks to win a respected Good Food Award.

“We were contacted by the awards group last week that we had been nominated by customers for serving very good, freshly-made food,” said Imran.

Proprietor Imran Mamud is asking his loyal customers to keep voting for Rooster Shack

“We would love to get Woking on the map for winning it, but the important and pleasing point is that it’s our customers who put us forward.

“We’ve been nominated to the shortlist for our category, the takeaways, but to take the next step and win the award, we need our customers to please keep voting for us. That’s what we’re asking them to do.

“We’re very grateful to those who have already helped us, and we hope that anyone who has been impressed by us will take a minute or two to vote.

“The customer vote closes at midnight on August 14, so we’re getting quite close to the finishing line.”

The results will be announced on November 1.

“We’ve done extremely well, with a 6,000-customer following, and we’re aiming to franchise the brand out next year.  We offer a home-delivery service and our app will be available soon.

To vote for Rooster Shack, please visit, or to learn more about its menu visit

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