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Hi, I was up at the Hub yesterday and a guy was taking signs down in the shop so I asked him what was going on.
He said there just wasn't enough business for it to stay open, as far as he knows it has not been sold to anyone yet.
The owners are now back in the UK.
A lot of people disliked the owner and his attitude towards customers.
The British chippy in Birkdale (Brisbane) does a roaring trade, appears to be more customer friendly though, even has a couple of themed nights each week, like Scottish Night, to appeal to differing groups, a very varied menu too to go with it, haggis, deep fried Mars Bars, black and white pudding.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm going this weekend now!
Had the Norweigon cod in the Port Noarlunga is delicious and they do curry sauce too chip's could be a bit thicker but very yummy lot's of English folk go there to get
there fish and chips ideal location we thought by the beach good feel we liked it allot .... http://www.yelp.com.au/biz_photos/po...64foNERMTtHpEw
I think it was obvious to most, especially those that live in this area that this takeaway was certain to fail.
Wrong location, wrong time, far too much established competition, too expensive ...... combine that with an arrogant attitude, very slow service and a big lack of interest from the native Aussies.....I could go on here.
Feel sorry for those that have lost their jobs, one member of staff that worked there was always very pleasant and helpful.
One bit of good news though, a Nepalese restaurant and takeaway has opened where the old pizza hut used to be.....fantastic, far better than pizzas and chips
Last edited by Ian&Beth; 10-03-2014 at 10:08 AM.
The owner told me* that their calculations were based almost solely on expat trade.
They knew how popular the chicken shop is and even the, then very new, chip shop in the Village is so based their calculations on only 3% Aussie -non ex-pat - trade.
I know a couple with tried, tested and very relevent experience warned them that the location was far from ideal but they obviously ignored the advice and went ahead.
*in a pm which I still have - don't often get round to deleting messages!
Last edited by Lazy Cow; 10-03-2014 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Tried to correct the font :(
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