‘Britain’s cheapest chip shop’ is offering portion of fries for 50 PENCE – for a special reason | The SunJune 2, 2023
A CHIP shop thought to be Britain's cheapest is offering a portion of fries for just 50 pence – and it's for a special reason.
Boris Bektashev, 35, the owner of SelFish in Bromborough, Merseyside, has put up a huge "50p chips" banner outside the shop – drawing in hordes of fast-food lovers.
He said: "The 50p chips were put on the menu about eight months ago.
"It was mainly when the cost of living crisis hit, with prices hitting hard and becoming extortionate.
"Elderly people usually want a handful of chips so we made a specific item to make sure they didn't have to choose just one part of the meal.
"We put the sign up five days ago. I made it so big that people could really see it.
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"Everyone is really happy too and it feels really nice to be able to help people in a small way."
Boris and his wife moved from Bulgaria to the Wirral town in 2009, but only opened SelFish two years ago.
Seeing how people struggled to make ends meet, Boris said he decided to put his best foot forward and offer an unbeatable deal so no one would go hungry.
With soaring costs seeing the average price of a full fish and chips reaching £11.05, the takeaway's budget offering is proving popular as locals reported seeing large queues to snap up the offer.
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It comes after a map revealed the best fish and chip shops in the UK.
The price of a fish-and-chip takeaway has jumped by almost a fifth in a year, with the average customer now getting just £1 change from a tenner.
A group of boffins has claimed that fish and chips should be taken off the menu to protect threatened marine species.
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