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New Zealand’s Favourite Chips found

New Zealand’s Favourite Chips found

The Best Chip Shop Competition is back after a 4-year hiatus. 51 stores (see list below) have been awarded Highly Commended Chips for producing hot potato chips with 9% fat or less. These stores are currently being mystery shopped for regional awards and the coveted title of Best Chip Shop 2017.

As the saying goes… The customer is always right! So this year a People’s Choice Best Chips Award, sponsored by Bidfood, was introduced. This award is simply decided by public online voting.
115 businesses across New Zealand were nominated for the Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award, attracting over 4,100 public votes. (Limited to 1 vote per customer).

Despite being located in a regional town… One store attracted over 11% of the total votes finishing with a clear winning margin.

So… without further ado… the winner of the inaugural Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award is Mr Chips Masterton. So, head on down to 22 Chapel Street in Masterton to taste New Zealand’s favourite hot potato chips, as voted by you the public.

Mr Chips Masterton owners Steve & Monica Fair were understandably delighted with the news… “We and our staff are feeling very proud and elated to have been voted as having the best chips in New Zealand. We’ve been in business 6 years and have never needed to advertise. The best part is receiving daily praise from our customers who have stood behind us so we can receive this public recognition award.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Chip Group for providing the platform for the competition, and Bidfood for sponsoring this award. The Chip Group online training has provided a fantastic accessible knowledge base for our staff to cook tastier, healthier chips. A huge thanks to the public out there who have taken time to vote for us!

Potatoes New Zealand Chief Executive Chris Claridge offered his congratulations to Steve, Monica & the team at Mr Chips Masterton. “We are delighted for Mr Chips Masterton. They were the runaway winners which shows how much their customers love their chips. Friday night Fish & Chips is a great Kiwi tradition that New Zealander continue to enjoy.”

This award was made possible the generous support of Bidfood. “Bidfood are proud to support the re-emergence of the Best Chip competition; celebrating excellence in the art of ‘chippery’.

We see the people’s choice award as an integral part, because we understand first-hand how nice it is to have accolades on the wall. People’s Choice truly is the judgement of your customers, as such it is the defining call of success.” - Dan Parsons, Head of Marketing, Bidfood Limited.

The Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award is part of the 2017 Best Chip Shop Competition organised by The Chip Group – a division of Potatoes New Zealand Inc.

The top 15 stores in the Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips voting were;
Mr Chips Masterton
Oceanz Seafood Silverdale (North Shore, Auckland)
Fox Street Takeaways (Temuka)
So Fine Seafoods (Lower Hutt, Wellington)
Double Dutch Fries (Auckland)
Pirimai Chippy (Napier)
Victory Square Fish n Chips (Nelson)
Halfway House Takeaways (Clive, Hawkes Bay)
Big Gary's Riccarton (Christchurch)
New Funky Fish (Blenheim)
Grey St Chippery (Hamilton)
Oceanz Seafood Botany (Auckland)
Queen Vic Chippy (Cambridge, Wsaikato)
Kiwi Taste (Thames, Waikato)
Okato Takeaways (New Plymouth)

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