In a northern town called Bolton, hundreds of British people <tipso qup>queued up<tipso qup> to buy a <tipso portion>portion<tipso portion> of Fish & Chips.
It's well known that fish & chips is the <tipso ultimate>ultimate<tipso ultimate> <tipso cfood>comfort food<tipso cfood> for British people, but to wait for 2 hours!? Why is that?
Well, In Bolton, there is a chippy called Mother Hubbards. Over the weekend, the chippy had a special promotion for its customers.
If you were one of the first 1000 customers, you could buy a portion of fish & chips for just 45p! (or about 70 Japanese yen!)
Why 45p? When Mother Hubbards first opened in 1972, this was the original price for their fish & chips. Nowadays, the usual price is £5.95.
The excited and hungry customers began queuing around 9am, 2 hours before the chippys opening time.
By 2pm, they had sold over 700 portions of Fish & Chips, and sold another 700 before closing that day.
The owner said:
"It's been <tipso hectic>hectic<tipso hectic> and we lost quite a bit of money today, but it's great to see so many people here."
Customers were also interviewed <tipso whilst>whilst<tipso whilst> queuing:
"We've been waiting about an hour and half, maybe longer"
"We were going get a portion to share, but we've been here so long I think we'll get one each now, we're so hungry."
"We've been to the Mother Hubbard's in Blackpool before - they're really good."
<tipso despite>Despite<tipso despite> Britains love for fish & chips, it's only the 3rd most popular takeaway food. The most popular cuisine is Chinese, followed by Indian.
Pizza comes 4th and Thai cuisine is the 5th most popular.
What's the most popular takeaway food in your country? and how much is a portion of fish & chips where you live?