Hungover Customer Helps Struggling Alberta Fish ‘n’ Chips Shop with Facebook

Hangover hero.

Who knew that a hangover could be the cure for anything, let alone a struggling business.

Colin Ross, a 31-year-old Lethbridge, Alberta man has somehow turned a once struggling Fish and Chips shop into a bustling business, with just one simple Facebook post.

Hungry and hungover, Ross stumbled across a deserted food joint called Whitbie’s Fish & Chips, and ordered some fried grub to ease his pounding migraine. That’s when he decided the restaurant needed a little more company.

As he felt his headache dull, Ross posted a detailed review of the little restaurant to his 2,000 Facebook friends:

Ross wrote, under a photo of the establishment. See the full post here.

The more than satisfied customer encouraged his friends and family to support the business owned by 69-year-old John McMillan.

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The post soon went viral, being shared over 8,500 times since. According to Ross, the now booming business, and it’s owner, deserve all of the success. “He’s just really good-hearted, super awesome guy. I got a really good vibe right off the bat,” Ross said of McMillan.

Thanks to the viral Facebook post, the business has hundreds of new costumers, who have been flooding the parking lot and lining out the door. “Our business has just gone right through the roof to the point where, you know, we’ve got people waiting an hour and a half to an hour and three quarters for their dinner,” McMillan told CBC

What did you accomplish the last time you were hungover?


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