To wonder why fish and chip shops don't usually deliver?

(53 Posts)
corgiology Tue 17-May-16 17:20:13

Kebab, Pizza, Indian and Chinese takeaways usually do. So why not fish and chip shops?

Or is this just my area?

hmm

MiddleClassProblem Tue 17-May-16 17:20:57

We have a couple that do. Not tried them though

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 17-May-16 17:21:25

They all do round here but some have a minimum spend of a tenner.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 17-May-16 17:21:59

We have one which does.

Most Chinese take out round here also do fish and chips. They all deliver.

tabulahrasa Tue 17-May-16 17:22:04

They all do here as well.

dowhatnow Tue 17-May-16 17:22:11

Do they go soggy quicker than the others?

ephemeralfairy Tue 17-May-16 17:22:17

I've never known a chippy to deliver. Rubbish.

retrodiva Tue 17-May-16 17:22:24

I think they'd go soggy.

corgiology Tue 17-May-16 17:22:25

Just had a look and hungry house and just eat do it through them but not direct from the chippie. Weird.

Cakescakescakes Tue 17-May-16 17:22:52

We have one near us but they ALWAYS get the order wrong so I don't bother anymore.

MadamDeathstare Tue 17-May-16 17:23:36

Wouldn't fish and chips go soggy and nasty if kept wrapped up for as long as it takes a delivery driver to complete their run? The other food you mention lasts a bit better.

I haven't seen Mexican delivery either. DH got a takeaway from a local Mexican restaurant once and we quickly found out why. Soggy tacos, and nachos taste like damp cardboard.

BertieBotts Tue 17-May-16 17:25:42

They never used to, but since online ordering I have found a few do.

I think it's a cost thing. I am not up to date with costs but you can normally get a meal for one for under a tenner at a chippie whereas you always seem to spend at least £20-30 on a pizza, chinese or curry especially if ordering in a group and it never seems worth ordering just for one person.

The online ones normally have a minimum order too.

DixieNormas Tue 17-May-16 17:26:35

Why would they be soggy? We never eat in at a chip shop. Most of them near us don't have an eat in option

Gruach Tue 17-May-16 17:29:06

Move to Edinburgh!

They used to deliver fish and chips and a bottle of wine. I'm not sure any greater happiness is possible in this life.

WorraLiberty Tue 17-May-16 17:30:42

Ours do but only since they hooked up with Just East.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 17-May-16 17:31:25

They'd go soggy. We never get anything delivered, minimum charges are usually too high and in the case of Dominos it's essentisl to check your order before accepting it as they usually get something wrong.

MiddleClassProblem Tue 17-May-16 17:32:25

Don't you normally take your fish and chips home anyway? What's the difference soggy wise getting it delivered?

WanHeda Tue 17-May-16 17:32:28

All ours do, it is our most delivered takeaway!

Leeds2 Tue 17-May-16 17:34:46

Ours don't, although other take aways do. No idea why.

I have read on MN of people having an ice cream van come round at a set weekly time, selling fish and chis.

EatinAintCheatin Tue 17-May-16 17:34:57

none round here do - have wondered this too

Bogburglar99 Tue 17-May-16 17:35:07

They do round us. It doesn't arrive any soggier than it gets in the time taken to drive from chippy to our house. Chippy is very close to us though and not sure I'd chance it with a further flung one.

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Tue 17-May-16 17:35:18

Have had them before through work so a big order, wasn't the best fish n chips tbh

Roomba Tue 17-May-16 17:36:19

There was only one in my town which delivered, which was brilliant. However they stopped delivering a couple of years ago - not sure why - and I'd love somewhere else to do delivery!

SymbollocksInteractionism Tue 17-May-16 17:37:16

Ours does, and I really fancy a chippy now!!

Pinkheart5915 Tue 17-May-16 17:37:40

The one in our nearest village does deliver, it's a minimum of £10 order but with 2 fish & chips, mushy peas it's over the £10.

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