Buzzfeed Buzzin’ Off The Feed

Jonathan OswaldPress, Strictly Business

Buzzfeed came up from London to our weekday lunch spot at MediaCityUK in Salford to try our “Kiddie Smalls” mini fish, chips and peas with homemade tartare sauce for £4. I didn’t really understand the context of which the video was being shot at the time, but it all makes sense after seeing the final edit. I’m obviously very happy … Read More

“Best Street Food Award” at Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2017

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

The awards took place at The Principal in Manchester, it’s a majestic looking venue where The Refuge have recently taken up home too. We were amongst some of the big hitters in Manchester, real people with big proper shiny businesses. It was an honour enough to be nominated. We won “Best Street Food” and it was presented by Dave Angel Eco … Read More

Man vs. Food Adam Richman visits The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Jonathan OswaldPress, Strictly Business

That amiable chap Adam Richman from Man vs. Food fame bobbed over to see our boombox trailer in MediaCityUK with his Meat Lust entourage. Our “Meat Junkie” dish was named in honour of the world famous DJ crew, Beat Junkies –  a chilli batter sausage, wrapped in bacon with chunky skin-on chips & curry sauce that would accompany their Ghost … Read More

Northen Soul Awards “Highly Commended Street Food Business of the Year”

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

The Northern Soul Awards 2017 were held at the Manchester Hilton on Deansgate,  hosted by Lemn Sissay MBE. The nominations were wide ranging celebrating and rewarding cultural and artistic excellence in the North of England. The nominations covered exhibitions, galleries, museums, theatres, productions, cinemas, music festivals, arts festivals, comedy business, music venues, publishers, restaurants, bars, pubs, businesses, LGBT business and of … Read More

BBC Radio 5 Live Interview

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

On  5th April , I was invited onto Sean Farrington and David Jones’ live BBC Radio business breakfast show “Wake Up To Money” to discuss a new report suggesting that fish and chips isn’t catching on with younger diners. I woke up at 5.00am and didn’t make any money. I’m clearly doing something wrong. It was a great experience going on radio … Read More

The Hip Hop Chip Shop takes up residency at Trinity Kitchen in Leeds

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

From 31st October – 11th December we’re going to be living in Leeds for 6 weeks taking up residency in the famed Trinity Leeds, Trinity Kitchen. Our 1.8 tonne boombox catering trailer was lifted up to the first floor of Trinity Leeds shopping centre where we’ll be trading 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 11am – 8pm Sun 11am – 5pm Alongside … Read More

The Hip Hop Chip Shop partners with Kosmonaut bar

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

After over a year trading in Spinningfields at The Kitchens we’ve moved across the city of Manchester to permanently set-up in the kitchen at Northern Quarter’s Kosmonaut. We’re now giving the people of Manchester their chippy fix, 7 days a week. This is something we’ve wanted to do from the very beginning so we’ve been waiting for this a long time. … Read More

The Hip Hop Chip Shop launches a #RainyDayDiscount

Jonathan OswaldStrictly Business

I’ve lived in Manchester and Salford my entire life. It rains. A lot. It’s quite conceivable to have 30 different weathers in one day. In 2013, a qualitative study showed that it rained in Manchester 53% of all the days in the year. That’s a lot of opportunity for a discount. To soften the blow when that condensed moisture of the atmosphere … Read More