Viral TikTok sensation Miami Crispy bosses ordered to CLOSE new shop

Miami Crispy's new shop in Chorlton has been ordered to shut
Miami Crispy's new shop in Chorlton has been ordered to shut -Credit:Manchester Evening News

Bosses at a viral fried chicken takeaway company have been ordered to close its new shop after opening without the right planning permission. Council officers swooped on Miami Crispy in Manchester Road, Chorlton, last Friday (April 26).

It was the second site for the TikTok-famous business, which has achieved cult status for its spicy chicken burger. Doors opened earlier this month, but now the shutters are down after three weeks of trading.

It comes after Manchester council issued a temporary stop notice on the shop, which prevents it from opening until June 21. The town hall says Miami Crispy did not have the 'necessary planning permissions in place'.

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The council said it was monitoring the takeaway's impact 'on the local area and residents', to ensure issues including noise, litter and people blocking the new Manchester Road cycle lane with their cars are dealt with.

Miami Crispy bosses say they were told they could open their doors on Manchester Road, only to have fallen foul of a 'change in planning law'. The business is now looking to reopen with a more suitable plan for the premises.

A Miami Crispy spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: "Before purchasing the business, we confirmed that there was a Certificate of Lawful Use for a takeaway for this property. Unfortunately, due to a change in planning law we have been informed by the council that this is not the case and therefore we will be operating from this site as an eat in restaurant.

"Seating will be increased from 10 to over 30 for our customers. A new takeaway site is opening soon nearby. We are a family who have lived in Chorlton since the 1960s and have worked closely with our local residents and will continue to do so."

-Credit:Manchester Evening News
-Credit:Manchester Evening News

Miami Crispy opened at the former Ruyi Vegetarian House, which closed permanently last November. The chicken takeaway's original site, in Burnage, went viral thanks to its spicy chicken burger - which the takeaway describes as the 'best in the country'.

After a series of glowing reviews on social media, the Lane End Road takeaway became a huge hit with people travelling far and wide for a taste. But those living nearby have previously raised concerns over long queues, parking issues and rubbish left on the streets after people have had their fried chicken fix.

Those are similar issues to the ones Manchester council says it is seeking to prevent with its action against the Chorlton premises. The town hall says Miami Crispy also failed to gain the necessary permissions for signage and changes to the shopfront.

Video footage from inside the takeaway, seen by the M.E.N, showed a council worker informing staff that they needed to close the shop as soon the customers who were already being served had received their food last Friday afternoon. A Manchester council spokesperson said: "A formal Temporary Stop Notice has been issued against a premises in Chorlton that was operating as a hot food takeaway without the necessary planning permissions in place.

"The notice has been issued to ensure the unauthorised business does not have a detrimental impact on the local area and residents - including increased noise, a large increase of people in the area, anti-social parking including blocking a cycle lane, and waste issues. Separately, the business had also neglected to gain the necessary permissions for their external signage and shopfront alterations.

"The stop notice prohibits the business from operating effective immediately (posted Friday April 26) and will remain in place until June 21."

When the M.E.N. visited the shop yesterday, a sign on its shutters read: "Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closed today. Our branch Burnage is still open!"