Originally posted by tfrielin
Originally posted by Rex Allen
When Fish and Chips first became popular in the USofA. Many years ago. There was a little place in Sausalito, called H. Salt, man could he ever cook the fish. His place was right across the street from the marina where I kept my boat. I would stop there and get enough fish and chips for the crew. They sure were good! But he started to franchise and then he sold out to some big chain and the quality went away. I have always wondered what happened to Haddon Salt. Rex in cold expensive San Diego.
Wow, I stumbled upon this site by accident, but I wanted to say that I remember there were a bunch of "H. Salt Fish & Chips" places all over the Metro-Detroit area, and it seemed they were all connected to a Kentucky Fried Chicken! Then they all disappeared, though the "KFCs" are still here.
And for the original post, I used to work at Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips! It was my first job, at age 15, and worked there for 12 years, til the original owner of the Michigan Franchise decided to file for bankruptcy
! He actually changed the name from Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips to "Seafood Bay" after a disagreement with the company, back in 1985, but kept the same concept, menu, signage and everything (just changed the name and colours). Now I only know of 3 Treacher's locations left in Michigan, each independantly owned. John in Michigan
There was an H. Salt Fish & Chips franchise in Birmingham, AL when I was in college--near UAB on the southside. Back in the mid-'70s.
I thought they were great, but I'm long gone from Bham. And I suppose H. Salt is too. Pity.
For a while they tried selling hamburgers by adding Mr. Pepper to the H. Salt character. They were square hamburgers--a precursor to Wendy's. But they didn't last long.
The H. salt chain still exists, but only in a couple dozen California locations: http://www.hsalt.com/
But I had no idea there really was a Haddon Salt! I hope he's still around cooking fish and chips somwhere.