When you order a takeaway meal it generally arrives on the back of a moped – so a Leeds mum-to-be was stunned when her food was dropped off by a convoy of 30 Harley-Davidson riders.
Kristy Hutchinson, who is eight months pregnant, was craving barbecue food so decided to take advantage of a new delivery service.
But the 30-year-old was surprised to find her meaty feast from Red’s True Barbecue had arrived at her Headingley home with a hefty side order of motor bikers.
The unusual takeaway transport was to celebrate the launch of the eatery’s new delivery service.
Kristy, who placed her order on deliveroo.co.uk, said: “I ordered my favourite Red’s dishes and didn’t think any more of it.
“Then I heard this deafening noise – it sounded unbelievable.
“I rushed to the window to see my whole drive taken up by this crew of Harley Davidson riders.” Kristy, who works at The Rock Bar in Leeds city centre, added: “Luckily there was a huge Red’s flag flying, because otherwise I don’t think I would have opened the door. It’s certainly a memorable way to deliver takeout.”
Red’s specialises in the American ‘low and slow’ style of barbecue cooking. It boasts restaurants in Leeds city centre, Headingley, Manchester and Nottingham and a fifth restaurant is opening in Shoreditch next month.
James Douglas, who co-founded Red’s in Leeds with Scott Munro in 2012 , said: “Everyone expects to see a takeaway delivery driver on a little moped.
“So at Red’s we knew we had to do something different for the first order.
“And what better way to deliver authentic US barbecue than with a crew of Harleys?
“Along with barbecue, it’s a true American icon.”
The riders responsible for making the delivery so memorable were from Harley Owner Group Aire Valley UK.