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Chip shop chain sale on the menu
Harry Ramsden's
Harry Ramsden's has 32 branches across the UK
Britain's fish and chip shop chain Harry Ramsden's could soon be sold for up to 25m.

Select Services Partner (SSP), which owns the restaurants, confirmed to the BBC that it had hired accountants KPMG to review options for the chain.

SSP has decided the firm does not fit with its main operations of running food outlets at places like airports.

Harry Ramsden's, which was started in 1928 in a wooden hut in Guiseley, near Leeds, now has 32 branches in the UK.

The Guiseley branch of Harry Ramsden's holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fish and chip shop in the world, seating 250 people and serving nearly a million customers a year.

The original hut still stands on the same site adjacent to the main restaurant.

As well as offering fish and chips in its restaurants, the brand has also been rolled out to include a range of products available at supermarkets.

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