Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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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. This book should be required reading for any company that specializes in a food takeaway platform - it gave me a lot of empathy for the restaurant owner and everything they have to go through. The joys of owning a restaurant, the pleasure of dealing with the public, cooking for people who don't appreciate it .

A bit rambling and directionless, but mildly funny and with a lot of charm, but maybe I only find it charming because I grew up in Uckfield, during the Maximum Diner years. 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. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use.

If I ever think of opening a restaurant, which I occasionally daydream about, I'll pick up this book and think again! 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. And what a sad ending - without giving it away, it just shows that business owners can do everything right and. 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.

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 is the younger brother of Simon Nye, creator of the hit comedy series, 'Men Behaving Badly. Maximum Diner is a tale of all this, served up with the crispiest fries and the strangest milkshakes on the south coast. But for Christopher 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. Also in our Breakfast menu is Maximum Buster, which is 2 sausages, 2 bacon, fried slice, tomato, 2 eggs, chips and beans, or our Veggie Breakfast, including 2 eggs, 2 veggie sausage, 2 hash browns, mushrooms, tomato, chips, beans and fried slice!

meal, unlike other local take aways and including the Dominos which put us off Dominos pizza for good! He now lives in Brighton, where he works as a freelance journalist (well, okay, as a mini-cab driver). 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. In some cases, the local authority may decide that they cannot do so but will let you know this and explain why.

But for Christopher Nye it was the perfect choice: a small town but not too small; a town crying out for American-style diner; a town without a McDonald's. Why not try our Doner Kebab, which is Cypriot style doner kebab with herbs and spices, served with daily prepared fresh salad and pitta bread, or our delicious speciality kebabs, such as Maximum Kebab or Combination of any 2 Kebabs.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. After watching far too many episodes of Diners, Drive throughs and Dives, I have always fancied having a diner. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published. Oh and how to deal with McDonalds, when they suddenly realise they need an outlet in Uckfield after all.



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