Read this and more in our Chippy Chat Feb Edition 24 page awards section
The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham, has netted the highly-coveted title of Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020. Owned by John Molnar and wife Helen, The Cods’ Scallops beat off competition from nine other shortlisted finalists to be crowned the UK’s best fish and chip shop, an accolade which has led to previous champions doubling their turnover in the twelve months following the announcement.
Hailing from across the country, entrants are judged on far more than just the fish and chips they cook and serve. Sustainability, menu innovation, catering for special dietary requirements, customer service and marketing activity are all part of the package of what makes an award-winning fish and chip shop.
The Cod’s Scallops consistently excelled in all of these areas throughout an intensive eight month judging period, which included multiple mystery shop visits and a final presentation to a panel of industry experts.
John Molnar, Cod’s Scallops owner, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be crowned the UK’s best fish and chip shop! It’s an honour to take home such a prestigious title, especially being up against the country’s top establishments. Our experience in The National Fish & Chip Awards has been an incredible journey and we’ve loved every minute of it. It’s a brilliant achievement for the team at The Cod’s Scallops and we are so proud of everyone for their efforts.
“Entering the awards has taught us so much about our business as well as the fish and chip industry and we would encourage other operators to get involved. We want to thank everyone who has supported us along the way as well as our customers who we value beyond measure. Without them buying fish and chips every week, we wouldn’t be here. What a way to start 2020 and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.”
Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “We’d like to offer huge congratulations to The Cod’s Scallops for taking home the crown of Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020. As well as serving up outstanding fish and chips, they demonstrated real passion and enthusiasm for the industry every step of the way. Their final presentation was incredible and they are truly deserving winners.”
“Securing the title of Fish and Chip Shop of the Year is a real achievement for The Cod’s Scallops and we wish them every success for what will surely be a very exciting year ahead as reigning champions.”
Austen Dack Chippy Chat Editor, said “I had only recently visited John in Nottingham, it was fantastic seeing first-hand the innovation and flair. Good Luck to the team as they embark on their year.”
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