Why Binley Mega Chippy is so popular, as owner says it’s a ‘gift from God’

Binley Mega Chippy has become a TikTok sensation — here’s what we know about the chip shop’s rising popularity, as the owner says it was a “gift” from his mother-in-law

Customers queue in front of Binley Mega Chippy in Coventry.
People have traveled from all over the world to visit Binley Mega Chippy

The people of Coventry were stunned when a local crisp shop became a global sensation.

Binley Mega Chippy has become an unlikely tourist destination after going viral on TikTok.

Thousands of people from all over the world now flock to the chip shop.

So far, customers from Australia, the US and Portugal have traveled to get a taste of the famous chippy dish.

The chip shop’s massive and sudden surge in popularity has many wondering why it’s so popular, with the owner thinking “it could be God.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Binley Mega Chippy and his rise to fame.

Why did Binley Mega Chippy go viral?

The Chippy has had queues out front since it went viral



As with many TikTok trends, the exact origin of the Binley Mega Chippy craze is unknown.

But things really started when someone posted a video of a simple slideshow of pictures of the diner, featuring someone singing “Binley Mega Chippy” to the tune of “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow.”

The catchy song quickly caught on with TikTok users and over 9,000 videos have now been created using the sound.

Since then, some of the biggest food accounts on TikTok have dined to see what all the fuss is about, and there are now thousands of videos of people documenting their trips to the Mega Chippy.

Why is Binley Mega Chippy so popular?

Owner Kamal Gandhi was confused as more and more customers showed up



After Binley Mega Chippy went viral, it continues to draw the crowds.

The store has seen huge queues everyday as people travel far and wide to get there.

Shopkeeper Kamal Gandhi said he had “no idea” why the shop was catapulted to fame but claimed it could be because of his mother-in-law’s prayers.

Speaking to Coventry Live about why the takeaway is so popular, Kamal said: “Dunno. It could be god.

“I think it’s actually a gift from my mother-in-law, when I bought the store she was praying it would be a success.”

Kamal, 70, doesn’t even know who is behind the viral song honoring his Chippy, adding: “I have no idea who made it or who made the song. I actually have no idea.”

Gandhi thinks the novelty may be fading, but for now they are still being occupied by the growing number of customers.

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