Fresh hope for Hatfield’s unluckiest burger van

PUBLISHED: 10:56 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:26 01 July 2013

owners John Bates and Lorraine Bates

owners John Bates and Lorraine Bates


AFTER a year of knockbacks, a much-loved burger van is back in business.

John and Lorraine Bates, who own Bon Appetit, will now be flipping burgers at the Birchwood Leisure Centre, in Longmead, Hatfield.

But times were bleak earlier in the year as their van was stolen and they were then kicked off their site at Tesco.

They had previously also lost their pitch outside the old Homebase store in the town when the Next superstore opened.

Lorraine said: “We are really happy to be back on home ground.”

The pair will start a month trial on Monday, July 1, after Hatfield Town Council agreed to the plans.

They will be serving up their fast food six days a week and cannot wait to start.

“We missed it,” Lorraine told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“Hopefully we can pick up where we left off.”

Town clerk Carrie Lloyd said: “It is very nice we can help a local business and bring them back to Hatfield.”

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