Popular business changes hands
TODAY marks a new beginning for a popular takeaway and convenience store located on McEvoy St.
R & K's Fork and Takeaway owner Rodney Kilner has handed over the reins to his daughter Orysia and long-time employee Rachel Dangerfield.
Mr Kilner said he was proud to be handing his business over to the girls.
"I want to focus more on my second business (Roddies Fish and Chips) and the girls saw the perfect opportunity," he said.
"I know they will look after the business.
"I'm really happy to see the girls getting out there and making a go of something."
Orysia (Missy) Kilner has worked for her father for the past 10 years and is excited to be going out on her own.
"I've been at R & K's since it opened and I know the ins and outs of the business," she said.
"I've always loved coming to work. It's such a great environment and fun and now I will be able to put my own personal touch on it too."
Miss Kilner's business partner Rachel Dangerfield never dreamed she would be running her own business.
"It's such a fun, loving atmosphere and I am excited to be taking it on with Missy," she said.
Miss Kilner and Ms Dangerfield will open the store five days a week from 4am until 4pm.
They plan for it to be business as usual, continuing with the liquor licence and the smoko run.
However, they are looking to expand the catering side of the business.
"We both enjoy catering," Miss Kilner said.