A group of Angus chippies is set to make this year’s National Fish and Chip Day the best yet.
The Our Shoal group – which has the North Street Chip Shop in Forfar and The Cairnie Chip Shop and The Round ‘O’ Chip Shop in Arbroath – is giving away a voucher for a free fish supper with every one bought on Friday, June 2, National Fish and Chip Day.
Our Shoal has been serving fresh fish and chips to the local community and visitors in Angus for decades and they’re asking customers to come together to celebrate Britain’s best-loved fast food by tucking in to a portion of sizzling fish and chips.
Owner Stuart Atkinson said: “We all agree nothing can beat a portion of steaming fresh cod and haddock fried in hot, crispy batter, served with a pile of lip-smacking chips – the only debate is whether you top it with salt, vinegar, sauce, mushy peas or a pickled egg!
“So celebrate the best of British fish and chips and join in with National Fish and Chip Day
by coming down to one of our chip shops and enjoying a good old-fashioned Friday night fish supper.
“We look forward to serving you!”
National Fish and Chip Day is about giving fish and chips the recognition it deserves and helping to secure its position as the nation’s favourite dish. The event, which takes place on the first Friday in June every year, already has the backing of key players in the industry.
The national event is once again being championed by trade organisation, the National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association (NEODA), which represent packers and distributors of oils and fats in the UK.
NEODA President, Andrew Marriott, explained: “National Fish and Chip Day celebrates the stars who work hard to bring Brits their favourite traditional takeaway.
“We want to bring the whole industry together to celebrate and showcase the great British institution that is fish and chips.”
He added: “To help build support in anticipation for the event, we are urging people to start tweeting with the hashtag #NationalFishandChipDay.”