UK’S TOP 20 FISH AND CHIP SHOPS ANNOUNCED
The UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
The 20 shops will now compete in the next round of the competition, with the prize being a place in the national final and the opportunity to attain the ultimate accolade – Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year – and lay claim to the title of ‘best fish and chip shop’ in the UK.
Over the coming weeks, shops will be subjected to further mystery shopping assessments and in-depth judging audits. This next stage of the competition will whittle down the line up, establishing the UK top 10 regional winners that will compete for the overall national title to be announced in January 2017 after a seven-month long judging process.
Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, added: “The Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award is one of the highest honours a fish and chip business can receive. Many of our past winners and finalists have gone on to reap substantial benefits, including increased customer footfall and turnover and media fame; some have even launched their own branded products.
“Receiving this award is the pinnacle of many friers’ careers, but only one can take home the eventual overall national title. Before then, I would like to offer up my congratulations to the shortlisted businesses and wish them the best of luck as they battle for the regional titles.”
For further information on The National Fish & Chip Awards or to view the full top 60 shortlist visit www.fishandchipawards.com. Follow @FishnChipAwards on Twitter for all the awards news and information.