The Brockworth Fryer in Gloucester has been forced to defend an order that came to a total of £9.80.
It consisted of two portions of small chips, each for £1.40, two children’s meals of chips and fried chicken, each for £2.50, and a cod bite for £2.
The mum of the family, who wish to remain anonymous, told Gloucestershire Live: “We asked for a small portion of chips and they gave us one scoop. He said ‘What do you expect for £1.40?’
“You can see the state of the chips and the chip carton. We had one tiny scoop. It wouldn’t even feed a four-year-old child, that’s how many chips there were.
“We had four chicken nuggets and we were supposed to get a drink with those chicken nuggets and we didn’t get a drink or a lolly.
“You’re supposed to get a lollipop or a sweet with the kiddies meal, they didn’t give us that.”
However, the manager insisted that those were his standard portion sizes.
He said: “You don’t complain when you go to McDonalds, do you, for their portion of chips?”
“The only thing I could say with the kids meals, they delivered me the wrong boxes.
“Normally with kids meals, they’re quite big. I did say to the lady, I’m sorry they sent us the wrong boxes. So she said ‘okay, that’s not a problem’. That was it really.
“You don’t complain when you go to McDonalds, do you, for their portion of chips?”
“Where else can you eat for £2.50?”
The mum’s daughter even claimed that the chips weren’t cooked properly, but the boss insisted they were “quite good”.
She added: “We aren’t going there again.
“Normally, we go three or four times a week. Sometimes we go at dinner time and at the evening.
“But the manager has put us off now, I’d rather go to a chip shop that appreciated our money.”