(CTV) Business is now booming at a once-struggling fish and chips shop in Alberta after a first-time customer’s post promoting the restaurant went viral over social media.
Until recently, customers were so few and far between at Whitbie’s Fish and Chips shop in Lethbridge, owner John McMillan couldn’t afford to pay himself a salary.
But, the former master electrician says he had always dreamed about opening a fish and chips restaurant since he was a child growing up in Scotland. He’s at work daily from 6:30 a.m. to after 8 p.m. “It’s something you have to love doing and I love doing it,” McMillan told CTV News.
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But business has been tough. He says a poor location and expensive marketing has left him unable to pay himself a salary.