A HOYLAKE man is set to launch an artisan chip shop next month on the back of successful festival pop-ups.

Andrew McKechnie was inspired to create Chip'd after visiting the Netherlands and trying twice fried potato chips with a multitude of sauces.

He then saw the potential to bring the unique chippy concept back to the North West and is set to open his first Chip'd store in Chester's Northgate Street next month.

Andrew even has plans to secure premises in Liverpool and New Brighton later this year.

He told the Globe: “On a recent visit to Netherlands, we were looking for something to eat and found a few cool shops selling amazing chips and sauces.

"The shop interiors were more like coffee shops, they didn’t sell fish or do vinegar, the ingredients were really high quality, the chips were cut by hand and cooked to order, and the sauces were gorgeous.

“There was a buzz, and everyone was smiling and having fun.

"I instantly fell in love with what they were doing and wanted to do the same thing back home.”

Chip'd had made its name for cooking the signature chips at food and music festivals such as Festival No.6 and The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival 2018 where it was nominated for the 'Street Food King' award.

Andrew added: “We are keen to be a positive member of the local community and everything we do, from recruiting, recycling to supporting local groups, will be part of that.

"We want to be known for serving the best chips in Chester and hope to grow from our base across the North West."

Chip’d will be open for business from the beginning of February.

Opening hours will be 11am to 8pm, seven days a week and open till 11pm Friday and Saturday.

For more information visit https://chipd.co.uk or follow https://www.instagram.com/chipflipdip/