Experiencing an increased demand for its fish and chips during lockdown, Market Hill Fisheries purchased a Fado stand-alone fryer to keep up
Like so many fish and chips shops did over lockdown, Market Hill Fisheries flipped its business in March from a walk-in service to click and collect and delivery. Not only did this enable the 5,000 or so locals in Winterton, Scunthorpe, to enjoy its fish and chips but also those living in the dozen villages that its delivery zone now extended to.
Owner Ryan Moody comments: “We started doing deliveries and click and collect with Preoday in March and when lockdown happened we cut the hours by closing on a Monday and Tuesday and it seemed to condense our takings into four days, with Friday and Saturday being the peak times.
“Even with staggered deliveries and time slots, we couldn’t get enough product into the pan quick enough as people’s orders were massive where they were buying fish and chips for the whole family.
“Because customers could get their fish and chips delivered they were making it a weekly thing and the range just couldn’t cope on a Friday and Saturday. We had got that busy we were having to limit orders.”
Not wanting to miss out on the extra business but reluctant to upgrade his three pan Perfecta range, which was only five and a half years old and was otherwise performing perfectly, Ryan contacted KFE about purchasing a Fado stand-alone fryer.
Ryan comments: “I phoned Nikki at KFE, who I have a very good working relationship with, and he said he thought he had some in stock. That was on the weekend and the Fado was fitted on the Friday. We were lucky we already had the canopy and gas interlock system in place so it just slotted right in.