It was June 1974 when the first spudulike opened in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh. Whilst we cannot take credit for inventing the potato, a takeaway outlet that served fresh oven-baked potatoes with a wide choice of delicious fillings was, and still is, a unique concept. For such a humble food, the potato certainly packs a health punch and over the years it has shed its 'peasant fare' image to become a nutritious super food that redefines fastfood service.
Initial expansion focussed mainly on opening managed outlets in and around Edinburgh, however, towards the late 1970's managment turned to franchising as a method of more rapidly expanding the business. Between 1979 and 1982, spudulike was acquired by the British School of Motoring who made use of their franchising experience to develop the business, creating a much loved brand amongst consumers throughout the UK. This partnership allowed spudulike to thrive and introduce new products before it demerged from BSM and became an independent family owned company, active in all areas of the fastfood market from high street stores to shopping centres.
Today, spudulike's expertise in the baked potato business is second to none. We owe our success to a passion for honest, seasonal and flavoursome food. We are proud of our roots, and we are very proud of our root vegetable!
Some photos from our family album...