Chip shop’s bid for first plaice

When the chips are down..... Redz fish and chip shop staff proved they were the lot to come out on top after being placed in the top five in a national competition. George Redford is pictured with the staff .

When the chips are down..... Redz fish and chip shop staff proved they were the lot to come out on top after being placed in the top five in a national competition. George Redford is pictured with the staff .

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A CHIPPIE is frying high in the charts.

Redz is aiming to batter the opposition to take its “plaice” as one of the top five fish and chip shops in the UK.

Customers have proved that when the chips are down they are behind the new business, which has been trading for just three months at Swan Industrial Estate, Washington.

Redz, run by husband and wife team George and Wendy Redford, along with 21-year-old daughter Brooke, is riding high in the Choice Chip Awards.

The Chip Shop Idol-style competition aims to promote the fish supper as part of national Chip Week, which runs from February 20.

Hungry customers can vote for their favourite chip shop online or in-store.

George, 48, said he was delighted with Redz’s current place at number five, but hoped to climb higher.

“We can’t believe we are in the top five in the country.

Frying is a family business for the Redfords, originally from Sunderland, who ran a chip shop in Newton Aycliffe, also called Redz.

In 2010 it was named best chip shop in Britain for its prize fries and value for money.

George thanked new customers for supporting their bid to be top chip shop.

“It is an absolutely fantastic response. We have people eating fish and chips three times a week,” he said.

Votes online http://chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk/vote/chip-shops, or by filling out forms in the shop.

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