StarChip Enterprise in Worcestershire is in the final three for the Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award for the third year running.
The outlet, which won the title back in 2016, is joined by The Little Fishy in Tyne and Wear and The Sizzling Squid in Shropshire.
Over the coming weeks, the mobilers will face a mystery dining inspection before the winner is announced at the National Fish & Chip Awards in London on 25th January 2018.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “We’re seeing a new generation of mobile fish and chip units pop-up around the country with innovative operators seizing new trends and opportunities, such as the provision of catering facilities to the wedding market.
“Mobile catering is far from new, but improved food offerings have brought a new lease of life to the sector – something the fish and chip industry is capitalising on.
“Running a successful mobile business is no easy feat, and requires a great deal of commitment and passion in order to succeed, but our finalists hit the mark perfectly. All three businesses showcase the innovation of the mobile catering sector while still retaining the traditions of our quintessentially British meal, fish and chips.”
Colin Heathfield, head of foodservice and international sales at award sponsor Pukka Pies, adds: “Mobile fish and chip shops are classically British and this year’s finalists reflect the creativity and innovation of this fine tradition.
“At Pukka we pride ourselves on offering good quality, hearty food to our hungry customers, and the businesses shortlisted really share those values. We wish them all our warmest congratulations and all the best for the final.”