A police spokesman said: "Police were called to a report that a man was assaulted at a premises off the Thanet Way in Whitstable at 8.49am this morning.
Ernie's Plaice, now known as Ian's Plaice, in Whitstable where the attack happened. Picture: Gerry Warren
"A man has been taken to hospital. So far no arrests have been made but we have started to make enquiries."
The victim is believed to be a chef at the fish and chip shop.
The attack comes after it was announced anyone who carries acid could face up to four years in prison, or risks a life sentence if they attack someone.
The Crown Prosecution Service has issued tough new guidelines to judges following a number of attacks.
It's the first time it's issued rules specifically referring to acid or corrosive substances.
More as we get it.