A chip shop has defended its portion sizes which allegedly left one family ‘fuming’.
The Brockworth Fryer in Gloucester has insisted it’s offering good value for money despite one complaint that the meals “wouldn’t even feed a four year old child”.
The customer, who wished to remain anonymous, said the family order came to £9.80, which consisted of two portions of small chips, each for £1.40, two children’s meals of chips and fried chicken, each for £2.50, and a cod bite for £2.
The mother said they were just given ‘one tiny scoop’ of chips, Gloucestershire Live reports.
She said: “We asked for a small portion of chips and they gave us one scoop. He said ‘What do you expect for £1.40?’
“You can see the state of the chips and the chip carton. We had one tiny scoop. It wouldn’t even feed a four year old child, that’s how many chips there was.
“We had four chicken nuggets and we were supposed to get a drink with those chicken nuggets and we didn’t get a drink or a lolly.
“You’re supposed to get a lollipop or a sweet with the kiddies meal, they didn’t give us that.”
‘Where else can you eat for £2.50’
The manager told Gloucestershire Live : “That’s my portion sizes, you don’t complain when you go to McDonalds, do you for their portion of chips?”
“Where else can you eat for £2.50?”
Regarding the children’s meals, he said: “The only thing I could say with the kids meals, they delivered me the wrong boxes.
“Normally with kids meals, they’re quite big. I did say to the lady, I’m sorry they sent us the wrong boxes. So she said ‘okay that’s not a problem’ That was it really.”
The mother went on to say that she felt that the quality of the chips were also poor.
She said: “My daughter could still taste the potato in the chips. It tasted like potato still. It wasn’t cooked properly.”
The manager responded: “Sorry, I don’t believe that. I’ve got a good name for myself. Chips wise, they’re quite good. We’re getting busier and busier.”
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