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Blightys British Fish and Chip Shop For Sale

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    It looks as if a more lucrative offer has come up in the uk.

     

    Hope someone else will buy it,as a lot of people have been enjoying going there.

     

    Sue

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    Isn't it a shame, i wish them and their staff every success for the future, can't fault them for having a go on their own......

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    Over priced and rubbish customer service when I went.... And I know in not the only who experienced that!

     

    It was only going to end one way.....

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    Shame - it took so long to get up and running too. Shop position wan't ideal and there are already many reasonably priced eating places around the Hub. Sad they weren't able to make a go of it

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    Isn't it a shame, this is peoples lives being affected by the lack of business and trade. Not only is it a chippy closing it is also more people out of work.

     

    i wish them and their staff every success for the future, can't fault them for having a go on their own......

    They have put the whole business up for sale. Nobody's out of work just yet.

     

    I just saw their Facebook post, and I must say, all I read from it was 'business not doing well, can't say that as nobody will buy it'.

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    I thought they were only talking recently about setting up a new one. Didn't they also import the double decker bus for a mobile chippy. I agree with Blossom you wouldn't go through all this and then a few months later decide to move back to the UK suddenly. I know in Melbourne the English fish and chip shops never worked nor did the ones in Cairns. I remember discussing this with Kath but she told me she knew best and theirs would be a huge success. Its hard because with importing everything prices have to be high but the locals won't pay it. Aussies hate British chips so you are really limiting your market just to Brits and if they aren't happy with the food/service that's all your customers gone.

    I really do feel for them as they put a lot of work in to this. They have to remember though businesses always make a loss in the first two years. Personally I wouldn't take it on even if they gave it away.

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    I wonder how much it's going for, and whether my wife would fancy a family business...

     

    Need to buy a growing business not a going one!

    However the one in Brisbane is doing well, and doing franchises, but I believe Blighty's was/is connected. As others have said location location! I cannot comment on Blighty's but Brisbane one is nice and worth the money, they also have themed nights, haggis for example, draws in extra trade mid-week.

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    Just watched Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club on TV ...maybe Blighty's should have tried snail scampi and squirrel meat pies instead!

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    I think it could do very well indeed if it were run better.

    I worked in a chippy in my youth and we would always cook extras of everything so people didn't have to wait (except scampi). They certainly would have had more business from me if I didn't have to wait so long for the food.

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    Just watched Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club on TV ...maybe Blighty's should have tried snail scampi and squirrel meat pies instead!

     

    Could have helped out there, we had a squirrel glider fly into our house wall the other day!

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    I think it could do very well indeed if it were run better.

    I worked in a chippy in my youth and we would always cook extras of everything so people didn't have to wait (except scampi). They certainly would have had more business from me if I didn't have to wait so long for the food.

     

    Those were the days Blossom! when it was non stop every time the chippy was open, big queues went quick, however when we go back now the chip shops are not that busy and just about cook to order, as soon as you walk in they are asking "how many fish do you want?"

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    Every time I've been to blighties it has been that busy. Sure when it's quiet don't do that, but when there are queues out the door and people giving up and leaving, cook more!

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    I agree, but even the one in Brissy is the same, yet they imported a british fish frying range and there designed to take a volume of cooked fish and chips, scraps and a few other things they do now.

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    I just read their Facebook page - they are moving back to the UK, new rail contract too good to turn down. Wonder if he was working on the rather interesting Noarlunga Rail Upgrade project.....opens in September, no wait, October, no wait November........no wait, December...............

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    If it's always that busy it must be turning a tidy profit surely?

    You'd think.

    They are queuing out the door though, last time I went we were there for an hour, along with many other people. Lots gave up. So in that hour they hadn't actually served many people.

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    So the problem is how they run it rather than the customer base!

    Totally. If it was run well I reckon it'd do really well even where it is.

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    I gave it a miss for the first month it was open as I new it would be busy but after all the mad rush was over I went, the first time was poor service and a bit of a wait but I go every couple of weeks now and its never busy as such just a steady flow and only wait 5-10 mins at the very most.Could still doing with a of stream linening in areas but hope it does not go under be such a waste.

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    This was posted on fb by Blighty's 10 minutes ago:

     

    "Can somebody do me a favour and explain to the misguided and misinformed people on Poms in Adelaide that Blighty's business IS NOT CLOSING DOWN.

     

    We are very much in profit

     

    I don't work on rail projects in Adelaide; I own a rail construction and advisory consultancy that services large scale mining projects in Qld, WA and NSW

     

    I have accepted a project in the UK that is extremely lucrative, so ...lucrative that I cannot say no to moving to the UK (and neither would or could any of you) and believe me I earn a shed load of money in Australia

     

    The Blighty's business is for sale as I cannot do it justice from the UK

     

    The staff are friendly when people are friendly to them (I do not pay the staff enough to take any abuse from anyone)

     

    Why do you feel the need to denigrate a business that was set up by someone from your culture and community, who employs people from your community and sponsors your kids teams so that they can play sports in your community; do you walk into and Australian chicken shop and complain about frozen chips, pre-processed crumbed fish with such venom?

     

    It's nice to have an opinion but to be opinionated is not so nice

     

    When we decided to come to Australia 8 years ago we looked at similar web pages to seek advice and kinmanship; we found vitriolic hatred by people who seek to cause harm and spread malice - not a lot changes guys..... You are in paradise guys start to act like it and leave the hatred behind.

     

    On a lighter note:

     

    In 2.5 hours Janice and Paula went through 31Kg of Cod, over 80Kg of potatoes, 9 Steak Puddings, countless Kg of sausages and too many smiles to count

     

    It's horrible being in this much financial trouble: hopefully things will get better for Blighty's haha "

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