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Newbie chippy celebrates serving 5,000th customer

A fish and chip shop in Louth, Lincolnshire, has served its 5,000th customer just six months after opening.

Since opening its doors in October last year, Hunters has fried nearly 17,000 pieces of fish – enough when laid end-to-end to create Wembley Stadium's famous arch 16 times.

It has also cooked nearly three tonnes of chips – the equivalent weight of an Indian elephant.

All of Hunters line-caught fish is delivered from Grimsby docks daily, while its maris piper potatoes are grown in Lincolnshire and its fish cakes made using recipes designed by the staff, including the unique Lincolnshire fishcake, and made by hand in its own kitchen.

Hunters celebrated its milestone with a special presentation to its 5000th customer, John Taylor, 63. A regular at Hunters since it first opened, John drives the 14-mile round trip from his home in South Reston a couple of times a week.

He comments: “I always come to Hunters because the food is great and it is always the same good quality whenever you come.”

Manager Mark Hinkins said he was delighted with the growing success of the business, adding: “We’ve only been opened for six months but the growing number of customers has exceeded our expectations.

“We are proud of the quality of the food we serve and particularly delighted that we are getting such positive feedback from our growing number of patrons.”