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How fish and chip shops have boomed in lockdown as the rest of our food industry struggles

App ordering and a mobile chip shop are just some of the ways in which fish and chip shops are staying open - Chris Watt
App ordering and a mobile chip shop are just some of the ways in which fish and chip shops are staying open – Chris Watt

It’s 8pm in Euxton, Lancashire, and fish and chip shop owner Andrew Crook is gearing up for a busy Friday. But rather than the usual queue of hungry locals after battered cod, mushy peas and maybe a chip barm (or butty, for southerners), the pavement outside remains deserted.

Instead, a steady stream of cars pull up, ready for one of the employees of Skippers of Euxton to pop open the boot, place their order and

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