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The Newhaven, a fish restaurant in the Harry Ramsden chain closes.


The cost of one of the UK’s favourite foods has continued to increase over the past few years. So much so that that the average retail price of the traditional cod in batter that has so long been part of the nations diet, has risen to around 13 a kilo.

Recent reports indicate that this may be one of the contributory factors behind the 11% fall in nationwide fish and chip sales.

One of the casualties of this fall in sales, “The Newhaven” in Edinburgh, managed under franchise by “Edinburgh Fish Restaurants”, had been one of the largest restaurants in the “Harry Ramsden ” chain.

The “Compass Group” is understood to now manage144 Harry Ramsdens’, worldwide of which it is believed around 90 are franchised.

Sadly, the Edinburgh restaurant’s closure meant the loss of a further 26 jobs in the Scottish capital.

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