Wetherspoons diners are taking their meals very seriously at the moment, with a new trend of counting the number of chips you get with meals.
Depending on which branch of the chain you go to, the results vary widely – with the count ranging from just 10 to a huge 41 fries.
It gets even more intricate though – some punters are even using measuring tapes to work out the average length of a Spoons chip.
Others have been using weighing scales to get a more accurate take on their fries.
All of this is then being documented on a Facebook group, called ‘Wetherspoons paltry chip count to share their woes’.
Facebook groups can be incredibly niche, but this one has really been amusing members.
Now with more than 37,000 customers on the group, it is full of vital chip updates.
Benjamin Auger visited the Master Mariner in Wallasey, Merseyside and got just 10 with his burger.
He said: ‘Finally now I have a place to share my pain.’
Chris Lambe was served just 14 chips at the Jolly Tars in Cleveleys, Lancs – so angry, he vowed never to return to the chain.
‘Been waiting almost seven years for this group,’ he said. ‘December 22 2014, I remember it well.
‘Fourteen chips. Haven’t been to a Wetherspoons since. Probably best I don’t talk about the ham and cheese panini.’
Miranda Hunt used to go to the The Chevalier Inn, in Plymouth, Devon.
Rather than take issue with the quantity, she didn’t like how small the chips were.
Miranda said: ‘Twenty five of the smallest chips I’ve ever seen.’
Ben Partridge said: ‘Hi guys, new member here, so glad I’ve found a group of people who are as passionate about chips as I am.
‘Here’s my cheesy chips from tonight from The Embassy in Plymouth. Chip Count – 27. Cheese Count – one.’
Mason Clark, the lucky guy, got 41 chips – one of which was a huge one.
‘Looks like baby s***e but that’s besides the point,’ he said.
‘Forty one chips here including that monster which is worth about five itself.’
Dan Austin took a tape measure to The Barum Top Inn, in Halifax, West Yorks.
‘Twenty one chips, average chip length was 2.75 inch overall,’ he boasted.
Alec Rigby went one step further and took weighing scales to the Sir Henry Tate Chorley, Lancs.
‘Partner wouldn’t let me take scales in yesterday, but he’s at work late,’ he said.
‘So managed to sneak them in. Twenty six chips – fairly average – at a total weight of 189g, approximately 7.27g per chip.’
But he added: ‘Noticed some chips were coated in bean juice so the results may not be 100 per cent accurate.’
Chip fans rejoice – there’s a safe space for you now too.
Credit: Original article published here.