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Shetland's Frankie's up for sale

Updated: Oct 2, 2019

Frankie's is on the market with Harper Macleod

Award-winning fish and chip business Frankie’s in Brae, Shetland, is up for sale.

The fish and chip cafe and takeaway, which won Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in 2015, has been put on the market by owner Valerie Johnson who established the business 11 years ago at the purpose-built premises on the main road in to the centre of the village of Brae. She feels now is the right time to scale back and focus on other commitments.

Valerie comments: “Frankie’s was built eleven years ago and we’ve worked hard to establish a business we are very proud of, but have now decided to put Frankie’s Fish & Chips up for sale to concentrate on our other work commitments. 

"We have enjoyed the experience and the business has achieved a lot during this time which would not be possible without a great team of staff.

"We hope that the business can be passed on to new owners who will continue to source and serve the premium quality fresh produce that Shetland is famous for to our loyal customers.”

On sale with vendor Harper Macleod, the business seats 24 inside and a further 28 outside and is described as a “popular eatery” that has built up a loyal following locally as well as with tourists from further afield.

The restaurant and takeaway focus on locally caught and sustainable food with 98% of the fish and shellfish being MSC certified, earning itself a Food Made Good two star sustainability rating and a mention in Giles Coren's 'We are in Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery' guide to the world's truly organic, sustainable and ethical restaurants. Meanwhile, in 2013, manageress Carlyn Kearney won Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year.

The business employs six full-time members of staff including a manager and trained chefs, as well as a number of part time staff.

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