People queued up for more than FIVE HOURS to get a portion of fish and chips – after a Kent chippy set up a pop-up shop in the Faroe Islands.
Locals in the tiny Danish-owned island group in the North Atlantic Ocean – home to just under 50,000 people – became hooked on fish and chips when British troops were stationed there during World War Two .
Most of the islands’ own catch, however, is exported abroad – meaning many islanders don’t get a chance to sample the traditional British dish.
Queues stretched back ‘as far as the eye could see’ after bosses at Papa’s Barn – a chippy near Maidstone in Kent – set up a frying station in the town of Klaksvik after flying 800 miles to the isolated islands.
Despite just 4,600 people living in the town, a total of 7,500 portions of fish and chips were served up to locals during a fisherman’s festival last week as people travelled from miles around to get some grub.
Brothers Gavin and Craig Lewis, who own the chippy, cooked up 1.5 tonnes of fish over 18 hours, serving more than 400 portions every hour, that’s one every 10 seconds.
Gavin said: “Despite waiting for up to five hours everyone was smiling and happy and looking forward to their fish and chips.
“We started work at 7am and were surprised to be still serving at 1am so everyone could get their food.”
The festival was paid for by Faroe Islands-based fishing fleet JFK, which catches the cod normally served up at the Kent chippy.
Writing on its Facebook page, bosses at Papa’s Barn posted a photo of the huge queue, adding: “Check out this years queue in the Faroe Islands.
“We had a wonderful time with friends and they sure can work hard. We served approximately 7,500 portions of fish and chips and were frying until 1am.”
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