Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 November 2022
HINCKLEY’S branch of Sticky Sisters looks like it may have served up its last few burgers to Crescent shoppers.
The fast-food franchise, owned by London-based Karali Group, have had a presence in Hinckley’s Crescent shopping and leisure complex since April on a takeaway basis, and then a ‘grand opening’ for the dine-in restaurant was held in mid-May.
The restaurant, known for its chicken wings and 17 signature sauces, are usually open from 12pm to 9.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, then 12pm to 10.30pm on weekends.
However, from last Thursday (17 November), the doors have remained locked with the lights off, and all of the al-fresco tables and chairs have been moved into the unit.
No reasoning for the sudden closure has been made known at the time of publication (Tuesday, 22 November).
The restaurant’s Just Eat listing has been permanently deleted, whilst their Deliveroo page stresses that the restaurant “isn’t currently accepting orders”.
They even operated a ‘ghost kitchen’ for delivery orders, serving up different food menus, all cooked up from the same kitchen – El Taco Loco, Ruffled Feathers, and the Dirty Dog Shack. But now, orders can not be placed from either of these online now.
It is also no secret that diners were being encouraged by members of staff to review the restaurant online, after it was rated just 2.2 stars out of 5 stars on Google Maps.
The Hinckley Free Press have reached out to both the Karali Group and Sticky Sisters spokesman respectively – both of which did not respond to our request for comment.
It marks the second fast-food restaurant to have tried their hand in The Crescent complex. Before Sticky Sisters opened, the same space previously played home to Burger King, which quietly closed for good during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sticky Sisters still have four other outlets across England, but they are all located outside of the Midlands. These are in Liverpool, Leeds, Farnborough, and Harlow.