Interesting facts about Fish & Chips!
On average per year over 250 million fish and chip shop meals (featuring fish) were sold throughout the UK, proving that UK's fish and chip shops are still the nation's favourite hot take-away outlet.
- The record for the most portions of fish and chips sold by an independent fish and chip shop in one day is over 4,000.
- On a Friday in the UK, 20% of meals purchased outside the home are from a fish and chip shop.
- Fish and chips have a third less calories than the other popular takeaways, and represents just 30% of a female's recommended calorie intake and 23% of a male's. It also has a massive 42% less fat than a doner kebab and a third less than a Whopper
- British consumers eat some 382 million meals from fish and chip shops every year including 167 million of just fish and chips . That's six servings for every man, woman and child.
- 80% of people visit fish and chip shops at least once a year.
- Fish and chips make a balanced, nutritious meal. They are a valuable source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins.
- Fish and chips provide a third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins for a man and nearly half for a woman.
- An average portion of fish, chips and peas contains only 7.3% fat of which 2.8% is saturated fat. This compares with 10.8% fat in a pork pie and 16.8 grams you will find in a tuna mayonnaise sandwich.
- The world's first fish and chip shop is believed to be Malin's, opened in 1860 on Old Ford road, East London. They later moved to different sites in East London, with the business since closing down.