Green Frog manager releases statement on future of Preston's famed burger van

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Changes are afoot for one of Preston's best known snack bars.

The Green Frog on Preston Docks, is now under new management, after "ultimate Green Frogette" Jess Smith hung up her apron after 18 years.

>>>Click here to read how the Green Frog fared when the Post team taste tested it.

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In a post on the Green Frog's Facebook page, she thanked her customers and colleagues, saying she was ready for a new career.

The Green Frog in Mariners Way, Preston. Image from Google.The Green Frog in Mariners Way, Preston. Image from Google.
The Green Frog in Mariners Way, Preston. Image from Google.

When approached by the Post, a spokesman for the business said: "The manager has just stepped aside temporarily and we're running it for him. As far as customers are concerned, everything is just the same. The Green Frog hasn't closed."

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Jess wrote: "Well I never thought I'd ever be writing this status to be honest! And I'll be nothing but honest, I'm genuinely gutted to have to write this.

"If you know me The Green Frog was actually my life...for a very long time...18 years.

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"But after looking through these photos I've made so many amazing happy memories with a group of special people. The people I worked with and worked for...;I've made such good friends and it's so sad and upsetting to say I won't have the honour to work with what I call family again.

"I just want to say thank you so much to all my loyal customers - customers that have made my work place a happy place.

"I loved what I did and I'm sorry to say I've had to leave. Ready for a new career and new start in life".

"The face of the Green Frog"

The post received dozens of replies from customers, wishing Jess all the best for her new start.

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One said: "Ahhhh Jess, this is so sad You are literally the face of Green Frog!"

Another said: "No way Jess.... can't believe you are leaving.... you are the ultimate Green Frogette and it will never be the same without you."

The Green Frog has been established in Preston since 1989 with queues regularly seen at breakfast and lunchtimes.

The van is open as usual in Mariners Way from 6am to 2.30pm.

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