Binley Mega Chippy: Coventry fish and chip shop becomes global phenomenon after going viral on TikTok
The shop has seen queues snaking down the street in the last few days as fans rushed to see what the hype was about
A local fish and chip shop in Coventry has become a global phenomenon after a video about the store was posted on TikTok.
Binley Mega Chippy has welcomed customers from far and wide after the mystery fan spoke highly about the shop on the social media site.
The TikTokker, under the account name of ‘welovebinleymegachippy’, even made a song about the chippy, which has led to people flocking to see what the hype is about.
The shop owner Kamal Gandhi says since the video was posted, the shop has seen profits soar by 30 percent.
Mr Gandhi, 70, said: “It’s gone crazy. I’m very lucky!
“We’ve seen an influx of people since Friday when a video about us went viral, and profits have gone up by thirty percent.
"It’s amazing and I hope it doesn’t fizzle out!"
Mr Gandhi added that he had “no idea” why his shop has taken off, before adding that he believes the success is down to “looking after customers and giving them good food”.
Queues snaked around the car park outside the store on Tuesday, with Mr Gandhi saying: “That was hectic! It’s been like that for the past few days.”
He continued to the Sun: “It was always quite a busy shop - now thanks to TikTok it is extraordinarily busy.”
Most people who attended the store were not left disappointed by their experience.
Joe Szmodics, 21, from Cambridgeshire said: “It’s well worth the trip and cost of petrol. What else are you going to do on your day off?”
While others said they drove past the shop, but didn’t stop because the queue was too long.
One Twitter user said: “Also went past Binley Mega Chippy but didn't stop in as the queue to get served was out to the road.”