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Have Johnnie Walkers chipper closed down?

  • 30-04-2022 7:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭ irelandjnr


    Saturday April 30 and Walkers are not open? Have the closed down?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭ sam t smith


    What? Seriously?

    #beekind



  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭ irelandjnr


    I don’t eat carbs anymore, just checking for a family member. A couple of people said closed for good, but no proof of final close at this point. Let’s see.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,080 ✭✭✭ sam t smith


    A Waterford institution.

    #beekind



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,040 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below


    Can't imagine it's a permanent closure.

    Weren't they only hiring new staff recently?

    A great shame if it is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 928 ✭✭✭ 914


    A few people saying on Facebook that it's closed due to retiring and no one from the family wanting to take it on



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,844 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    In typical walkers tradition it does seem to have just shut out of the blue. Great fish n chips but Jesus what shower.

    Where to get the fish from now is the father's only question, had to get it for him there cause he's so picky with it 🙈

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,687 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    thats a surprise!



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,773 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Yep apparently it's up for sale as the family don't want to run it anymore.

    Such a pity going to be a huge loss for Waterford and its hard to see someone keeping the name and suppliers. Could end up becoming a kebab takeaway style place



  • Registered Users Posts: 928 ✭✭✭ 914


    A bit like Dooley's buying Cumminghams in Tramore



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,090 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    They were always very tight with their portions.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭ irelandjnr


    Cunningham’s especially @friendlyfun



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,773 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Jesus Cunninghams that's a blast from the past

    Wonder could Dooleys do something similar again and buy Johnny Walkers. Could they Fancy Chips in Tramore place move into the city .



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    I agree. The food might be nice but when you compared it to the chippers nearby that give you a heap of chips there really was no contest.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    He never evolved to compete with the much superior chippers in the area. Dannys for example would give you a massive bag of chips for a decent price, as well as pizzas and delivery service. Same for Hot Corner, better portions, taste and service.

    Meanwhile Walkers have the same menu since 1991, very stingy portions on ancient white paper and sausages you need a microscope to see. I agree with you, i dont get the love for that place at all.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,844 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    I hated the place, but it was more to do with the ownership and the fact that my father wouldn't get a feckin take away from anywhere else when I was growing up.

    But there is something to be said for their method of cooking and their use of lard etc. That we have gotten completely saturated with the Italian style chipper shouldn't take away from that.

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 791 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    I saw one of the older blondes one night trying to convince a customer she wasn’t a vegetarian, because she asked for a veggie burger, was hilarious to listen to her, Then to watch herself and her fellow blonde constantly eat the head off the younger staff, place was a comedy show,

    Only went there for the scallops and definitely not the microwaved burgers



  • Registered Users Posts: 662 ✭✭✭ aziz


    I used to love what I called the kamikaze burger,it was nuked and felt only warm to the touch,but when you bit into in ,the piping hot onions would scald the mouth off ya



  • Registered Users Posts: 951 ✭✭✭ Smell the glove


    Their chips were gorgeous and the large chip was massive. Couldn't fault them for that or the fish but everything else forget about it



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