An expanding artisan chip shop has revealed plans to open sites in Liverpool and New Brighton in 2019.
Chip’d is preparing to launch a store in Chester in February having successfully traded at food and music festivals, and has confirmed it is eyeing the Liverpool City Region destinations for further openings.
Founded by Andrew Mckechnie from Hoylake the brand, which appeared at last year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, serves up potato chips and sauces and is inspired by a concept in the Netherlands.
Chip’d follows a ‘chip, flip, dip’ process, frying the potatoes before flipping them in sea salt and serving them in a cone with a range of organic dips such as the Netherlands’ famous Frites sauce, satay, curry ketchup and vegan mayo.
Andrew explains: “On a recent visit to the Netherlands, we were looking for something to eat and found a few cool shops selling amazing chips and sauces. The shop interiors were more like coffee shops, they didn’t sell fish or do vinegar, the ingredients were really high quality, the chips were cut by hand and cooked to order, and the sauces were gorgeous.
“There was a buzz, and everyone was smiling and having fun. I instantly fell in love with what they were doing and wanted to do the same thing back home.”