The Ray’s Fish & Chips Franchise Business

How America’s next great Fish & Chips franchise got started

Chef Raymond Goonewardena and his wife, Ruth, first opened their seafood restaurant “Ray’s Fish & Chips” in Forest City, Florida in 2006 after moving from their home in The Bronx. Run-away success from the beginning forced them to relocate into a larger space in nearby Apopka soon after opening to handle the crowds who had discovered the best seafood in the Orlando area.

Ray’s Fish & Chips immediately received rave reviews on social media, restaurant review websites and accolades from restaurant reviewers Scott Joseph and Heather McPherson of the Orlando Sentinel. named Ray’s the “Best Fish & Chips in Orlando.”

What’s on the menu at Ray’s?

Fish & Chips of course, and our fish & chips is your choice of cod or haddock, but cod is the most popular. Ray’s offers “ultra-fresh” fish and seafood and Ray is proud to say “the fish you order tonight, was swimming last night.”

Other delicious menu items include live Maine lobster, Ipswich whole belly clams, conch, juicy prawns (shrimp), red snapper, Florid grouper, Chesapeake Bay crabs, sockeye red salmon, and even center-cut steaks. Most menu items are available fried, broiled or blackened.

Sides include hush puppies, onion rings, French fries, roasted vegetables and more. Also available are house-made salads, fish sandwiches, burgers and chicken. We’ve got it all and it’s all good.


Would you like more information on owning your own Ray’s Fish & Chips?

For more information on our franchise opportunity, please download a Ray’s Fish & Chips Franchise Kit by completing the form below. To speak with someone immediately, call 407-536-6109 and we’ll connect you with our Franchise Sales Director.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Ray’s Fish & Chips franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state, and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.

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