August 22, 2008

 

Fish and Chips gain popularity in the UK as consumer budgets tighten

 
 

The humble meal of Fish and Chips is rising in popularity in the UK as budgets tighten in a slowing economy.

 

According to figures released by Seafish, the authority on seafood, fish and chip shops throughout the UK have seen an increase in customers and sales for the first time in five years.

 

One in every 100 pounds spent on food is in a fish and chip shop, equating to more than 276 million meals of fish and chips sold every year from almost 10,500 shops.

 

Andy Gray from Seafish, a judge in the Fish & Chip Shop of the Year competition, said the current financial climate is undeniably tougher across the board but in terms of value for money, fish and chips offers a nutritious and economical meal.

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