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Fish And Chip Franchises In GTA?

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Doctormhl1 Nov 6, 2009 11:42 AM

Years ago, I recall there was a Fish and Chip franchise in Toronto called H.Salt Fish and Chips. I thought they offered a nice menu of fish selections.
At the same time, in USA , I recall there were Fish and Chip franchises by the name of Arthur Treacher Fish and Chips and Long John Silver's Fish ansd Chips.

H.Salt Fish and Chips is long gone (perhaps 30 years).

Are there any Fish and Chip franchises still operating in the GTA?

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  1. Dr Butcher RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 6, 2009 02:14 PM

    Captain George's Fish and Chips springs to mind, I've seen quite a few scattered east and north of the GTA. Not sure how many locations exist because I can't seem to find a website....

    I've never been but have thought about checking out the Whitby location from time to time.

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      sumdumgoy RE: Dr Butcher Nov 6, 2009 06:35 PM

      They seem to have died.
      May they R.I.P.
      Great opportunity for someone obsessed with quality.
      Bad news, good fish is probably too expensive for a fast food application.

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        ingloriouseater RE: sumdumgoy Nov 6, 2009 06:58 PM

        i've had the fish and chips at the bloor yorkville marriott restaurant matisse....the fish is halibut the batter is ok but the tartar sauce is homemade and divine....all about the tartar sauce and the 1pc is $14, the 2 pc $22...the tartar sauce..priceless

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      bytepusher RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 6, 2009 07:00 PM

      Joey's Only from Western Canada has several franchises in Ontario, not necessarily in the GTA depending on how you define it.

      Long John Silver's still operates in the US and is horrible. As recently as 2006 they have tried test locations in the GTA that didn't last a year.

      1. jayt90 RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 6, 2009 08:08 PM

        Franchised F&C would almost certainly depend on portion controlled frozen fish. Not nearly as good as fresh cut Pacific halibut in a local shop.
        Maybe not as good as McD's filet 'o fish and fries, which is very good for the price.

        1. mikeb RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 7, 2009 07:32 AM

          The only one I can think of is Caz's. I'm not sure whether they are franchises, but they do have multiple locations. The fish and chips at their Davenport location is actually pretty good.

          http://www.cazs.com/

          1. CeeQueue RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 7, 2009 10:17 AM

            Doesn't H. Salt still show up in the food building at the CNE every year, or has that stopped as well? Not an answer to your question, just made me wonder.

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              gregclow RE: CeeQueue Nov 8, 2009 04:37 AM

              I didn't make it down there this year, but I'm pretty sure H. Salt was still there last year.

              Seems that there's also an unrelated H. Salt chain that still exists in California:

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Salt_Esquire
              http://www.hsalt.com/

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              dickiegreenleaf RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 12, 2009 07:14 AM

              Chippy's has a couple of shops. not sure if the Bloor location is a franchise. both locations hit or miss. one day i'll have an awsome cod, next time i'd have a questionable halibut. very inconsistent.

              1. Teep RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 12, 2009 12:32 PM

                There's "London Style Fish & Chips", I think it's a franchise. One at Eaton Centre, not sure where others are.

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