Enjoy Bean-feast with a dash of Hollywood

Bean bag of chips: Dan Bean alongside a photo of Uncle Sean.     PICTURE: STEVE ELLIS
Bean bag of chips: Dan Bean alongside a photo of Uncle Sean. PICTURE: STEVE ELLIS
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He’s hunky Hollywood beefcake, is Sheffield actor Sean Bean.

And now he’s inspiring a range of meaty burgers at a city chippie.

The star doesn’t mind a bit that his name is being used to promote them. In fact, he will probably pop into Broomhill Friery to sample one the next time he’s on home turf.

The chippie on Whitham Road belongs to his nephew Daniel Bean. And Sean will find another familiar face behind the counter - his mum Rita, Daniel’s grandma, helps out there.

“My nannan is 77 and works three hours a day with me for free. She’s got a heart of gold and has double the energy of any woman I’ve ever met. She also does the laundry for five members of our family - and that includes all my shirts,” says grateful Danny, 26, who has named a burger after Rita.

“It’s a double chicken burger in batter with salad, cheese and mayo,” he says.

There’s a Dan Special, too – a battered beef half-pounder topped with doner meat.

Is there a Sean Burger? “Not yet,” he says. “I need to ask Uncle Sean first. I’ve got a few ideas to run by him.”

Danny, whose mum Lorraine is Sean’s little sister, was bought the chip shop by grandad Brian, 78, four years ago. His dad is Naz Jaan, who ran popular Indian restaurant the Delhi Junction at Dore for years and now lives in Thailand.

“The chip shop is doing well but I wanted to branch out and do something a bit different. The regular chip shop menu will still be available but from February 12 there will be a choice of 16 different Beany’s Burgers,” explains Danny.

“The meat is top quality and Halal and the bread cakes are made for us in Woodhouse. The prices will be really affordable at £3 to £4.”

Danny has photographs of his famous uncle on the chippie walls. “They were taken the last time he came in here. He was really happy to pose with some of the customers,” he says.

On that occasion the Handsworth-born Hollywood A-lister and die-hard Blade ordered haddock and chips, mushy peas and Henderson’s Relish.

Will it be a Rita or a Dan next time? “Maybe neither,” says Dan. “I don’t think he’s all that keen on burgers.

“He thinks it’s quite funny that I’m using the Bean name, though. He doesn’t mind at all. How can he – it was actually my nan’s idea,” he grins.

There will be a Beany’s Burgers launch party on February 12. Customers who order from 7-9pm will get a free portion of chips.