British “Fish & Chips” on the Verge of Closing

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, May 20, 2022
British “Fish & Chips” on the Verge of Closing

Due to the war in Russia, the network of British cafes may close because the oil for fish & chips was purchased in Ukraine

Due to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and disruption of food supply chains from Ukraine, some countries have already begun to experience a crisis. For example, at the beginning of last month in, the UK set a limit on the purchase of sunflower oil, because it is buying less oil in Ukraine.

The network of fish & chips establishments that specialize in fried fish and chips is on the verge of bankruptcy, as Ukrainian oil is no more, and alternative palm oil is much more expensive. Compared to military prices, oil is now about 83% more expensive. Accordingly, if the dish costs about £7, now it is almost £9. According to Andrew Crook, president of the National Federation of Fish Friers, out of 10.000 fish and chips restaurants will close in the next 9 months.

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