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Old Mar 6th 2005, 10:25 pm
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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Old Mar 6th 2005, 10:33 pm
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Wow, that's a big one. Can't help you much, but I suggest having the capacity to serve in multiple grease levels. After being gone for so long, my belly no longer has the capacity to handle the full UK grease-to-chips ratio. I think that most Americans are the same way. But you do want to retain the original grease level for all the Brits visiting Florida.
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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Have a look at this website http://www.chipshopnyc.com/
A British guy runs two chip shops in Brooklyn, I've never been in them but they were featured on the Food Network recently and they looked so ridiculously mega-British in the style of the seating and fryers etc right down to the salt and vinegar bottles. Maybe you could contact them and ask where they bought all their equipment from?
The USA is the pioneer of everything fried so I'm sure you can get industrial fish and chip fryers quite easily.
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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My knowledge on the subject is limited to some S.Africans who started a pie shop here a few years ago. They got their equipment via some auctions or other, as it was terribly expensive otherwise.

Hope you're planning on opening on my side of the state :
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations
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I know where there is a running chippie for sale...west coast
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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MightBe is quite right. There is a chippy in FL that is for sale. The owner is retiring I think, so all the equipment is situ.




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I know where there is a running chippie for sale...west coast
Rev. really.
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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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If you check out your local directories you chould come across some restaurant supply companies that can point you in the right direction. Ditto googling something like "restaurant equipment". I also found a company a few months ago that ran courses for potential chippy operators - they are based in the UK, but may be a useful contact anyway. Unfortunately my PC died a while ago and I can't remember the link, but you should be able to find them quite easily with a search.

On the regulations side, best to start at your local Dept of Health and Human Services - ie hte guys that issue the licenses. Thats what they're called in Texas anyway, not sure about Florida. Found them incredibly helpful on all sorts of questions.

Good luck - let us know when you open - closest we get to real fish n chips is Long John Silvers...ie not very close at all!!!
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Thank you all so much gives me loads of reading to look in to would love to find the man whos retiring that would be call. Im moving to Englewood so fingers crossed its close to me LOL



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If you check out your local directories you chould come across some restaurant supply companies that can point you in the right direction. Ditto googling something like "restaurant equipment". I also found a company a few months ago that ran courses for potential chippy operators - they are based in the UK, but may be a useful contact anyway. Unfortunately my PC died a while ago and I can't remember the link, but you should be able to find them quite easily with a search.

On the regulations side, best to start at your local Dept of Health and Human Services - ie hte guys that issue the licenses. Thats what they're called in Texas anyway, not sure about Florida. Found them incredibly helpful on all sorts of questions.

Good luck - let us know when you open - closest we get to real fish n chips is Long John Silvers...ie not very close at all!!!
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Thank you all so much gives me loads of reading to look in to would love to find the man whos retiring that would be call. Im moving to Englewood so fingers crossed its close to me LOL
Nope! its nowhere near you.
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What you might consider doing is buying a Captain D's franchise. This is a seafood chain that offers fish and chips, amongst other things. They're not bad.

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http://www.captainds.com/

Said to be better than Long John Silver's (according to my USC spouse at least).





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Does anyone have any ideas or where do I start in opening a Fish and Chip shop in Florida. I.E where to get the fryers or even the Chipping machine (would hate to peel all those pots). Any if you know of any regulations

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A friend of mine looked into opening a chip ship here in Houston (West) full of expats

Only to discover, the rental space, no equipment of anything included, was $5000 per month

Alot of chips

Although, I do believe I would have been her best customer and paid half of the rent LOL

Scarey indeed, but a good fish and chip shop, then my God, people would travel miles, I know for sure me and my pals would....

Bad English I know

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If you find a supplier, let me know. I want to build one too, here in North Atlanta.
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How about moving to MA?
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If you find a supplier, let me know. I want to build one too, here in North Atlanta.
What's to stop you doing the search yourself?




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