Sunday, 28 March 2010

Chip Shop Closure



As I motored home from Minnowburn yesterday I noticed the For Sale sign attached to For Cod And Ulster at Holywood Road, Belfast.

It opened about the 10th February, 2009, almost exactly a year ago. I mentioned it here.

I tried it once and haven't been back since. It wasn't bad; simply not sufficiently excellent enough for me to transfer my patronage from John Dory's, the nearest competitor. It would seem that Dory's has seen their rival off and, indeed, given them a heavy battering! Or perhaps they would say that they are victims of the recession?

There have been two fish-and-chip shops in these premises within the past number of years; and neither of them has lasted for very long. Obviously anyone thinking of opening another chip shop must have very consistent and high standards of ingredients, frying techniques, hygiene and competitive costs. Quite a challenge!

6 comments :

Chekov said...

A hake of a blow for fish and chip lovers in East Belfast.

Timothy Belmont said...

Just have to go to the other plaice.

Groooooan! :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone frittered their money away.
Boom-boom!
J

Stephen said...

Oh for Cod's sake...

Timothy Belmont said...

That was brill, Stephen! :-)

Anonymous said...

What about the Good Fri- Day Agreement?