- Fish and chips are a big favourite for family takeaway meals. They’re nearly four times more popular than Indian curries

- The sector employs some 61,000 people

  • - Nearly 70% of us take our fish and chips home to eat
  • - Cod is the most popular fish sold in fish and chip shops, accounting for 61.5% of fish sold, followed by Haddock at 25%. Other white fish such as Plaice are also popular
  • - Some shops offer locally landed fish depending on what is available in the market place, but the vast majority of the cod and haddock sold in fish and chip shopscome from the sustainable waters of the Barents Sea and Iceland.
  • - More than one in six of us can’t resist going to the fish and chip shop at least once a week. Those from Yorkshire have the biggest cravings
  • - Fish and chip shops sell 424.8 million meals a year, that’s seven meals from a fish and chip shop each year for every man, woman and child in the UK
  • - 58% of these are fish and chips. This amounts to 255 million fish and chip meals a year
  • - £1.2 billion a year is spent in them – that means 1 in every 100 food pounds is spent at a fish and chip shop
  • - They outsell Indian takeaways on a meal basis by four to one – and fish suppers outsell by two to one
  • - Fish and chips have 9.42 grams of fat per 100 grams. Beating all other takeaways – the average pizza has 11, Big Mac meal with Medium fries has 12.1, Whopper meal with medium fries has 14.5, chicken korma 15.5 and doner kebab 16.2
  • - The same goes for calories – 595 in the average portion – where the average pizza has 871, Big Mac meal with medium fries 888, Whopper meal with medium fries 892, chicken korma 910 and doner kebab 924.
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