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BBC presenter on hand to open new sandwich shop in Broadbottom
Friday 14th October 2016 @ 15:25 by Adam Higgins
Business Community Hyde News

BBC radio presenter Sam Walker paid a visit to Broadbottom to officially open new look sandwich shop Broadbutties, after its spam sandwich inspired one of her phone-ins on 5 Live.

Formally known as Sunflowers Sandwich Bar, the shop has been serving spam since it opened in 2006.

The new owners, who took over in February, intended to take it off the menu, believing it was old fashioned and wouldn’t fit with the new look they had in mind.

“We didn’t expect anyone would want it but how wrong we were – it’s one of our most popular fillings!” said Broadbutties joint owner Andy Murphy.

“It turns out that spam isn’t just popular in Broadbottom, it’s a national favourite and it’s definitely staying on the menu which is why we invited Sam to cut the ribbon.”

He added: “As a Broadbottom resident, I already know what a great community it is – which is what inspired the name Broadbutties – and we wanted to create a place not only that locals could be proud of and enjoy, but would also attract new people to the village.

“We already have great businesses like Lymefield Garden Centre and Village Greens nearby as well as the Harewood Arms, so the village is thriving.

“As well as commuters, we also get lots of walkers and cyclists passing through which is why we commissioned local graphic designer, Charlie Snowden, to create a map for them to discover the area which has pride of place on the main wall.”

Andy is also hoping to display artwork and crafts created by some of the many talented people who live in Broadbottom as a showcase for what they do and hopefully encourage visitors to the newly opened Lymefield Arts and Crafts Centre.

Open six days a week – Monday to Saturday – Broadbutties of Broadbottom is located at Lower Market Street in Broadbottom.