Bun's not over for burger bar

The Oxford Times: CHEERS: Hakan Keskin is leaving his cafe in the Market Place and handing over to Sally Newport    Picture: OX57287 David Fleming Buy this photo » CHEERS: Hakan Keskin is leaving his cafe in the Market Place and handing over to Sally Newport Picture: OX57287 David Fleming

BURGER bar owner Hakan Keskin is to hand over the spatula to staff member Sally Newport after 24 years of keeping Didcot well fed.

The father-of-three is taking a break from catering and Keskin’s Snack Bar, in Market Place, has been bought out by member of staff Mrs Newport.

Mr Keskin, 53, from the Fleet Meadow estate, took over Bilko’s Burger Bar in October 1989 and renamed it after himself.

He said: “It’s been hard work over the years but it’s been rewarding too and I have seen lots of changes in Didcot — I had lots more hair when I started!

“I feel like I have done my bit for Didcot and I’m going to take a break for a few months, although I might go back into catering at some point.

“We have served thousands of loyal customers with our food, including bestsellers – burgers and breakfast rolls.”

Mum-of-three Mrs Newport, an employee of 10 years, said: “Hakan deserves a break and I have taken over the lease. I’m carrying on a Didcot institution.”

She will be helped by daughter Kayleigh, 21, and, in keeping will tradition, will carry her name – Sal’s Snack Bar.

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8:05am Thu 14 Feb 13

Kevin Nicholls says...

And there he goes GALLOPING OFF into the sunset...
And there he goes GALLOPING OFF into the sunset... Kevin Nicholls

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