02 NOV 2015

Helen Grant MP opens new Indian Take-Away Jhal Chilli

Helen Grant MP was delighted to open a new Indian take-away, Jhal Chilli on Friday 30th October 2015. Mrs Grant joined owner Shirazur Rahman and Heart of Kent Hospice representative, Dyanne Cox in the new premises in Union Street, Maidstone.

The MP for Maidstone and the Weald sampled some of the delights on offer and was proud to hear that the Jhal Chilli are not only committed to producing great quality food but plan to give their first weeks profits to the Heart of Kent Hospice. There's no need to miss out if you can't make it to Union Street, as Jhal Chilli offer free delivery on order over £15 within a radius of 5 miles.

Shirazur Rahman, owner of Jhal Chilli stated, " I am absolutely delighted for Helen Grant MP to be at our launch event. Our aim is to add a whole new world of flavours to the already great food available in Maidstone. For the daring we have new dishes such as our Ostrich Tikka Shashlick or our Jhal Chilli (Hot) specials. Of course we have all the old favourites too so whatever your tastes we aim to cater for everyone. We are also very pleased to support the great work of the Heart of Kent Hospice that provides so much compassion and support to those with life limiting illnesses."

Helen Grant MP said: " Jhal Chilli will add an exciting new gem to Maidstone's glittering tiara of South Asian restaurants with an exciting new variety of hot and spicy dishes, and some much-loved Indian favourites. The British curry industry is a vital part of our national and our local economy and I wish this new enterprise every success. I think their generosity in giving all of the first week's profits to the Heart of Kent Hospice is a great gesture. Hopefully the good people of Maidstone will flock to the Jhal Chilli to give the venture a cracking start as well as ensuring a large donation goes to the Hospice."

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