STAFF have rebuilt the entrance to a Duntocher chip shop in a bid to serve customers amid strict social distancing guidelines.

Fallone’s Chip Shop, in Duntocher, has been serving customers since 1928 and its reputation has meant many customers fall out with the zone for deliveries, which have been taking place since early April.

Managers decided to instal a collection window at the front of the restaurant and rebuild the stairs outside the store to ensure it was accessible for everyone.

The store is not open for “walk-ins” and meals are cooked to order. Customers are urged to phone in advance and place their request.

Denis Deeney, Fallone’s manager, told the Post: “We decided to build the window because we were getting a lot of enquiries about collections from customers outwith our delivery catchment area and we wanted to be able to provide this service in a safe yet efficient manner.

“In terms of the actual reconstruction, the stairs took four or five days to rebuild and the window took a couple of days to build and fit. We’ve been able to offer a delivery service for the past couple of months and are now able to offer this collection service safely.

“We’re happy to be able to to be open in this limited form given the current circumstances and hope to provide a safe and quality service to all our customers going forward.”

When customers arrive they have been asked to attend at the collection window and give their name. Orders can be placed over the phone and in the coming days online order will be made available.

Customers have been asked to adhere to social distancing while waiting outside.