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17th Nov 2022

Cork’s cult-favourite chipper KC’s is up for sale- for a cool €2 million

Emily Mullen

The takeaway opened back in 1958, and in that time has survived fires, floods and a pandemic

Widely known as Cork’s most iconic takeaway, the queues that wrap around the diminutive 100 sq m premises in Douglas are justified. The family-run spot has been running for over 60 years, selling an incredibly creative menu that pushes the boundaries of a “traditional” chipper.

Now, the premises has quietly come to the market, with a reported €2 million asking price according to The Examiner.

That same publication is reporting that the sale is down to the family who have run KC’s for three generations, the Crawfords, seeking investors to help them expand the business. There is speculation that the Crawfords are potentially looking to open new KC’s at other locations on Leeside or even elsewhere in Ireland.

Opened in July 1958 in the little cottage in the centre of Douglas village by the Crawford family, the chipper has survived a fire and the severe flooding that hit Cork in 2012. During the pandemic, KC & Son & Sons offered a hugely popular delivery service that was hugely popular with fans on the south side of the city.

In the sale prospectus issued by selling agent Gerard O’Callaghan of Cork-based ERA Downey McCarthy, the turnover of the business is not disclosed.

Hopefully, devotees of the chipper won’t be deprived of queuing for their chips with blue cheese mayo and pineapple fritters.

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