Chippy closes after deciding ‘there’s not plenty more fish in the sea’

Chippy closes after deciding ‘there’s not plenty more fish in the sea’

A fish and chip restaurant in the UK has closed its doors after deciding “there’s not plenty more fish in the sea”.

The Fish And The Chip, in St Nicholas Place, Leicester, displayed a poster in the window saying it was “not comfortable” with the impact the business was having on the environment.

The owners said an “eye-opening” fishing trip had shown them the impact pollution was having on the oceans and fish stocks.

The poster in the window of The Fish And The Chip (Joe Wills/PA)
The poster in the window of The Fish And The Chip (Joe Wills/PA)

They have now said they are committed to making gluten-free and plant-based food.

The poster told customers: “Our fishing trip was great but turned out to be a bit of an eye-opener.

“We saw the impact pollution is having on the oceans and fish stocks and we are not comfortable running a restaurant that has an impact on our environment.

“As a result we have decided to close the restaurant.”

The owners want on to say that they intended to take their business in a different direction and would be offering a new range when it re-opens.

The notice concluded: “But don’t worry. We are still committed to creating gluten-free, plant-based food and are really excited to share our new range very soon.

“Until then, thank you to all our loyal customers that have supported us with the restaurant.”

- Press Association

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