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Gainsborough: Johnsons are named Chip Shop of the Year

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A chip shop which has not yet been open a year has been named the Standard’s Chip Shop of the Year winner.

You voted for Johnsons Traditional Fish and Chips to be named your Chip Shop of the Year.

Rob and Teresa Johnson only opened Johnsons Traditional Fish and Chips in Caskgate Street, Gainsborough, in May last year.

Rob said: “We’re chuffed to bits.”

“The amount of customers we seem to have is phenomenal.”

When asked why he thought customers had voted for them, Rob said he thinks it is because they take the time out to talk to and get to know their customers.

He said: “I used to work at Castle School and a lot of our customers are the pupils I knew while I was there who have now grown up.”

Rob has been in catering since he was 14-years-old and in the past he has worked as a catering manager at Castle School and Trent Valley Academy.

Despite only having been open since May, customers are queuing out the door on a Friday night to get their fish and chips.

Rob said: “We are really busy on a Friday night, people are queuing out the door and we get a lot of the same people every week.”

“Friday night is our bread and butter. Thursday and Saturday are busy as well and lunch times get better when the weather is nicer. People come here to get their fish and chips and then go down to eat them by the river.”

Standard editor Ben Green presented the award to Rob and Teresa, which they said they will display proudly in the shop.

 

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