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13-05-2019, 21:49   #1
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Half price fish & chips - Wednesday 22 May

...for National Fish & Chips day

Find your local participating chipper at http://www.itica.ie/chipper_directory
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13-05-2019, 22:01   #2
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F...me, only one co Wexford.
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My local chipper usually has lines out the door and they give a scabby portion of chips every year, you get what you pay for.
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My local chipper usually has lines out the door and they give a scabby portion of chips every year, you get what you pay for.
Scabby chipper!
Our locals give the same portion as all year round.
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queues are savage and the chipper struggles to throw out the fod fast enough.

still who doesnt love a smoked cod n chips midweek.
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14-05-2019, 09:10   #6
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Let the madness commence..... Its like the end of the world in my local chipper, you would think that nobody had fish and chips before..
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14-05-2019, 09:24   #7
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...for National Fish & Chips day

Find your local participating chipper at http://www.itica.ie/chipper_directory
where did you see this advertised? I was searching a few days ago and saw nothing about it this year. It is should be on that date if it was going ahead but I have seen nothing.

https://www.facebook.com/irish.tradi...s.association/

http://www.itica.ie/news

Many chippers left the ITICA (the list used to be way bigger) and I guess many were pissed off about being forced into taking part.
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where did you see this advertised? I was searching a few days ago and saw nothing about it this year. It is should be on that date if it was going ahead but I have seen nothing.

https://www.facebook.com/irish.tradi...s.association/

http://www.itica.ie/news

Many chippers left the ITICA (the list used to be way bigger) and I guess many were pissed off about being forced into taking part.

Whopper queues and the fish is usually sitting there a good while so the batter has gone soggy. I'll be giving it a miss.
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Whopper queues and the fish is usually sitting there a good while so the batter has gone soggy. I'll be giving it a miss.
Don't think Burger King are involved...
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Whopper queues and the fish is usually sitting there a good while so the batter has gone soggy. I'll be giving it a miss.
nah the fish are sold as fast as they can cook it.

the problem is they are taking it out of the fryer too soon, to get the next batch on! same with the chips too.
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14-05-2019, 10:50   #11
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Some people are never happy.

Cheaper food - complain.
Food pricing goes up - complain

It may not be to your liking or michelin standards just dont buy it/ eat it or whinge about it.
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Half price for a half portion .
feck that
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Half price for a half portion .
feck that
name your chipper if they are bad. But I still don't think it is happening this year.

I made a list of the usual stuff last year. They kept quiet then so it might still be announced last minute to lower the amount availing.

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They seem to be keeping quiet about it this year. No real need to spend money advertising, I expect some chippers have asked to keep it quiet as some seem unwilling to do it.

a FAQ to stop some of the same old same old...

Do all chippers take part?
No, those who are paid up members of the ITICA are supposed to take part. I know some are no longer doing half price, but reduced price "deals". Also some non ITICA members will take part, nothing to stop them. Check facebook or twitter to see what your local is doing, or if it is even still open.

http://www.itica.ie/chipper_directory

Is it only fish & chips?
This is up to the chipper, some might only do some fish n chips, might be the more expensive fish only, e.g. not include "cod portions". Some do all food half price. Some might do all food only if all the fish runs out. One near me ran the offer the next day as they presumably had so much fish left over.

Will portions be tiny?
You can check previous years threads, some allegedly are, mine were all decent (trying probably 4 different ones, some a few times), or a small bit less than what I would be pleased with at full price, but I was never disappointed. I think some exaggerate, rare to see photos to back it up. I reckon those chippers with facebook or twitter pages would be more scared of bad publicity.

Remember chippers charge a more reasonable price than other takeaways. e.g. with pizza places, especially the "junk mail" places then half price IS the normal and reasonable price. If I got a half price pizza and thought they skimped a bit I would be well more pissed off than a chipper doing it. Most chippers who sell pizza are already at half the price of the junk mail pizza places.

Will queues be big?
Can be, again check old threads. Can depend on the time. Several chippers near me have closed (for good) in recent years, so others in the area might be jammed. I would only bother trying about 12pm when many open but many people are not on lunch hour yet. Madness to see some queue for an hour or more at 5pm to save a few euro.

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15-05-2019, 14:59   #14
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Much shorter list than previous years, I remember Rio's, Luigi's and Enzo's used to be on the list now the only one in the county is Mac Aris
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16-05-2019, 02:16   #15
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And not a real cod in any of them. Chinese and Italians serving up pure ****e and the nation laps it up.
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