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Takeaway overwhelmed with demand for 'obscene' £20 share box

Takeaway overwhelmed with demand for 'obscene' £20 share box

The popular Chinese takeaway in Manchester has become inundated with orders

After a night out on the town, there's nothing more vital for nursing a hangover than the prospect of enormous portion of Chinese food.

Chicken chow mein, check. Salt and pepper chips, obvs. A literal vat of curry sauce, got to be done.

And no one is more aware of the Sunday night takeaway demand than the owners of Gemini, in the Manchester district of Old Trafford.

The gasto gurus claim to have been selling out of one of their popular Chinese food menu items every day, ever since one happy customer shared a snap of their 'absolutely outrageous' box of food on social media in October.

The takeout hotspot - located on Seymour Grove - has been so overwhelmed since patron of the takeaway - Bobbi Hadgraft - posted about the hidden gem on X user (formerly known as Twitter).

The mouth-watering box included the likes of fried rice, chips, prawn toast, salt and pepper chicken, salt and pepper chicken wings, BBQ ribs, crispy chilli shredded chicken, mini spring rolls, fried rice, chips and prawn toast.


The share box sells for £20.50.

But it's not just the succulent and plentiful delicacies that have had Gemini staff inundated with orders, it's the price.

The social media famous box of food sells for just £20.50 - yes, you read that right.

Hua - owner of the widely-adored takeaway - which opened last year - revealed that she has sold a surplus of 500 boxes since the viral post first went online on 19 October.

She told the Manchester Evening News in the days that followed: "It has been so crazy. We had to stop taking orders on Friday and Saturday because we had too many orders.

"Everything is made fresh so when it is sold out, it is sold out. But we have received such nice messages from people about the food - lots of people tell us how good it is and I think it is very generous and good value for money."

The owners have been inundated with orders.
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The tweet has since been shared an eyebrow-raising 14,000 times and viewed more than three million times, said: "Just got this Chinese share box for 20 quid. Absolutely outrageous."

One follower dubbed the bountiful collection of Chinese treats 'perfection', whilst another joked: "The way it’s called a 'Share box' but I know for a fact I’d scran that whole thing on my own."

Hua revealed that some customers have even been trying to order the sell-out boxes from outside the delivery radius, since catching wind of the affordable prices.

“Some people are sad because they can’t get it,” she added. “We are just a small, family business so it has been quite crazy for us. We are trying to do as much as we can - we give people very fresh food, our share box is very popular now.

"Everybody who orders it is very happy.”

Well, next time you're in Manchester, you know where to go.

Featured Image Credit: Gemini

Topics: Food And Drink, Travel, Twitter, UK News, Social Media