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Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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meal, unlike other local take aways and including the Dominos which put us off Dominos pizza for good!

Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab . this book deserves to be read by anyone who ever thought about running their own business - you will find it sobering but very amusing! Well it's not *that* funny, but it is amusing and kept me entertained over several sittings, without ever quite explaining why you would swap the fleshpots of Brighton for 7 years serving burgers to the good burghers of Uckfield.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. His career ricocheted between managing one of a chain of fast-food restaurants to selling pizzas on Brighton pier before he hit on the plan of bringing his own brand of Diner fare to the people of small town Britain, starting out with Uckfield where he set up Maximum Diner. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. Chris Nye gets plenty of fun out of the deeply ordinary and is particularly good on the drink-fuelled undercurrent of malevolent violence which is rarely far below the surface in English country towns.

My friend and I would leave college on Tuesdays and head down to Uckfield for a burger at the diner - also to watch MTV which for us was the only place we could watch it as we didn't have satellite tv - and have a chat with Chris, an amiable chap who seemed to work the longest hours of anyone I had known to that point. Christopher Nye comes across as a nice, ordinary bloke, and he tells this cautionary tale of the perils of setting up a small food outlet in a charming and humorous way. Also in our speciality Burger menu is our wonderful Big Jax, which is 2 burger, 3 onions rings, 2 hash browns, bacon and cheese, served in a toasted bun, with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayonnaise! If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. From opening the restaurant through to food inspectors, competition from McDonald's and doing daft things for promotion, this is a great read. After watching far too many episodes of Diners, Drive throughs and Dives, I have always fancied having a diner. But for Chris Nye it was the perfect choice: a small town, but not too small; a town with a rising, young population that was literally crying out for an American-style Diner; a town without a McDonalds.

If I remember rightly, I think at one point he expresses an admiration for Bill Bryson - and you can feel his influence in this book. Join Christopher Nye on his hilarious journey to become the self-styled Rocco Forte of the Road to Eastbourne. A great humorous and honest read full of the (pretty much every) pit fall and mistakes its possible to make in a small catering business.But for Christopher Nye it was the perfect choice: a small town, but not too small; a town crying out for an American-style diner; a town without a McDonald’s. Abandoning his early ambitions to become, first, a Zulu warrior and, second, a diplomat, he settled for a course in catering at Leeds Poly. How to find the right premises (if not quite the right location); how to motivate teenage staff while giving work experience to a haute cuisine chef; how to stay out of casualty when things get a bit ‘Goodfellas’ on a Friday night; how to keep your puppy hidden from the Environmental Health Inspector; and why you should never, ever, hire an Elvis impersonator on the cheap. Christopher is the younger brother of Simon Nye, creator of the hit comedy series, 'Men Behaving Badly.

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