Here’s your latest dumb story about the spread of Coronavirus, after a fish and chip shop was last night forced to defend itself after offering 45p portions.
Hundreds of people turned up at Mother Hubbards in Bradford yesterday when news of the deal spread like wildfire and obviously the makeshift queues and barriers that were erected meant that social distancing rules were not being observed as there were so many people there. Mother Hubbard’s has come out and said that pictures that were circulated online didn’t tell the full story and argued that they provided masks and hand sanitiser for customers that wished to use them.
Here’s their full statement:
Our priority is to keep the public and our staff safe, that is always our intention. In the videos and pictures, the scene did look chaotic, but they don’t tell the full story.
We had professional barriers in place, we had markings on the ground so people could socially distance, we were giving out masks and hand sanitiser to the customers and only two to three people were allowed inside the store at one time.
We can understand why people have perceived the scenes negatively, but we tried our best to manage things.
In 1972, Mother Hubbard’s was opened by Coronation Street stars Bernard Youensand Jean Alexander, who played characters Stan and Hilda Ogden, and it sold fish and chips for just 45p.
We made this decision in the name of community spirit – everyone has had a tough time due to Covid-19, so we wanted to give something back.
It was all about bringing back the nostalgia of 1972 and supporting the local community.
Yeah, I don’t think what they’ve done there is really that bad and I don’t think anyone can get that arsey about it. If everyone was outside – where it’s well documented it’s a lot harder to spread the virus – and there were only a few people allowed in the shop at a time, then there’s no real reason to get angrier with them than any restaurant that was part of the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme. Leave it out.
For more of the same, check out this anti mask rally video that went viral because people couldn’t believe it was a parody. Seriously.