Chippy challenge to win your weight in chips!

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An award-winning Teesside fish ‘n’ chips takeaway is set to celebrate National Chip Week by offering customers their weight in chips – if they can guess in chips the height of the neighbouring Redcar Beacon!

Oliver’s Fish ‘n’ Chips of Redcar is offering the unique prize as part of a fun competition to mark National Chip Week, taking place February 16-22.

And Mike and Helen Roberts, owners of the popular restaurant and takeaway, have revealed a series of amazing chip facts and figures.

They include that Oliver’s fry 44,000 servings of chips per year, equating to more than 1.7 million chips!

Now they are challenging customers to ‘chip in’ with a fact of their own by guessing how many Oliver’s chips standing end to end it would take to reach the height of Redcar Beacon.

“We wanted to celebrate National Chip Week and our Redcar heritage in a fun way, so we’ll be asking all of our customers to take a guess,” said head fryer Mike.

“Whoever is closest to the correct answer will win their weight in chips, to be served at their own convenience whenever they visit Oliver’s Takeway.”

Mike and Helen are also hoping that Oliver’s can win National Chip Week’s Best Chippy Awards, having recently become one of Teesside’s first eateries to earn a Certificate of Excellence from online review website Trip Advisor.

They spent January asking their happy customers to vote for them. Now they hope to hear good news during National Chip Week.

Based on Bath Street, between Redcar sea-front and Redcar High Street, Oliver’s is also offering free face-painting with every Kids’ Meal purchased in their 68-seat restaurant 11am-3pm February 18-21.

Formerly known as Russell’s, the eaterie was bought by Michael and Helen three years ago and renamed Oliver’s after their two-year-old son.

Oliver’s get through 2,000 bags of potatoes every year, serving up 44,000 bags of chips – equal to 1,760,000 chips!


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