UNIVERSITY of Worcester students have made long trips to sample the food at a viral TikTok chip shop.

Binley Mega Chippy in Coventry has attracted thousands of customers after a mystery fan raved about the food on TikTok.

A song, using the TikTok text-to-speech function was shared on an account called @welovebinleymegachippy, and has now been viewed and shared hundreds of thousands of times.

University student Alex Spence, 19, travelled 50 miles from Worcester to grab a fish and
chip lunch.

@user912367890 omds it’s not even that good 😂#ElectrifyTheMini #fyp #binleymegachippy ♬ Binley Mega Chippy - Binley mega chippy big fan

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He said: “I love social media crazes, the same happened a few years ago when an ice cream van went viral.

“I had to see what all the fuss was about and just thought, why not go and get in line.

“As I expected, the queue was long by the time I got there but it went down pretty quick and it was worth it.

“The fish was perfectly battered and the chips were crispy and fluffy. Pure heaven. Good luck to them.”

Some diehard food fans even camped on the pavement outside the chippy overnight to ensure they were first in the queue when it opened.

The chippy - which also sells burgers, kebabs and £1 pineapple fritters - is now so swamped, extra police patrols have been called in to control the crowds.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “With the extra visitors, council staff and ourselves are regularly checking the area, supported by local Neighbourhood Watch schemes who are the eyes and ears of the area.

“Customers should always think of others by driving and parking safely, keeping noise to a minimum and using litter bins.”

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Shop owner Kamal Gandhi, 70, has recorded profits rocket by 30 per cent after thousands of fans descended on the chippy last week.

Since the chippy went global, Mr Gandhi and his 10-strong family who run the takeaway,
have had customers from as far away as Australia and Texas eager to try his grub.

The chippy is now such a tourist attraction, train operator Avanti West Coast, even added it to their route map.