A popular kebab van owner has launched a new breakfast service as part of his plans to serve a wider variety of traditional and homemade food in his Buckinghamshire town.

Tony, 56, and his kebab van have been part of the fabric of Marlow for over 35 years and the Turkish native has become well-known and loved in the town for his sunny disposition and ever-readiness to dish up roasted meat to hungry customers from his spot in the Dean Street car park at all hours of the night.

This week, Tony took the first step in a business expansion project that has long been on the cards by launching a new morning service between 8am and lunchtime to serve passing commuters and parents and children on the school run.

While the new breakfast menu is currently limited to select items including "bacon, sausage and Turkish coffee", the 56-year-old is looking forward to developing a more comprehensive list of traditional dishes as well as investing in a larger truck or trailer and a table-and-chair space for customers to sit and eat.

His motivation is partly vested in "providing better for the people in Marlow", many of whom he has developed close relationships with over the nearly four decades he has worked in the town, but he is also conscious of a desire to establish something that will benefit and provide for his family in the longer term.

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Although he has five children, aged 21, 20, 17, 15 and 10 years old respectively, Tony has pinned his hopes on his oldest son to follow in his footsteps and keep the spirit of Tony's Grill Bar alive - "he wants to be just like me!"

He said: "It was always my dream to go bigger. My children are growing up, so I wanted to make something for them that they can carry on after me.

"It's just me and my missus who work in the van at the moment. We want to get the children involved."

It may only be early days, but the new morning service has already seen "lots of people" flocking to the car park for an English Breakfast and Tony is hopeful that its popularity will only continue to grow, laying the ground for more exciting developments further down the line.

"We're just starting now, but my fingers are crossed. I love Marlow - my hometown!"