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Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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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! Join Christopher Nye on his hilarious journey to become the self-styled Rocco Forte of the Road to Eastbourne. His childhood ambitions were to become a Zulu, and then a diplomat, but thwarted by poor A level grades he settled for a course in hotel and catering management at Leeds Poly.

We are a family friendly takeaway which specialises in a large variety of Pizza, Breakfast, delicious Charcoal Grills and Turkish cuisine, including tasty Doner and Chicken Kebab, Shish Kebabs and Kofte Kebabs, Combination Kebabs, a range of burgers, chicken nugget, Hash and Kids Meals. It is humorous, light, eventful and endearing as it tells of the dreams and pitfalls of opening an American-style diner in Uckfield. It's the characters that frequent the diner that make the book, helping the author to suffer the other slings and arrows that outrageous fortune throws at him. Abandoning his early ambitions to become, first, a Zulu warrior and, second, a diplomat, he settled for a course in catering at Leeds Poly. The Mrs Green mentioned now and then is no relation, but I'm fairly certain my uncle has a cameo towards the end.on a Friday night, flexing their tattoos after they9ve been thrown out of the pub; how to avoid paying VAT on a Big Max and fries; and why you should never, ever, hire an Elvis impersonator on the cheap. 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.

Aside from the business angle, this was also a solid observation of small town England at the turn of the twentieth century - the people who live and work there, the businesses that come and go, the increasing urbanization and alienation of one type of community while another grows alongside and within it. 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. and I'll have to remind myself to read it again if I ever think opening a restaurant is a sure fire way to make money. 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.

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. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. If you wish to see the food safety officer’s report on which this rating is based, you can request this from the local authority that carried out the inspection. this book deserves to be read by anyone who ever thought about running their own business - you will find it sobering but very amusing!

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. It's pretty rough round the edges and doesn't seem much different to how it was 20 odd years ago - still the odd American flag around and booth seating. If I ever think of opening a restaurant, which I occasionally daydream about, I'll pick up this book and think again!Christopher currently lives in Lewes, where he works as a freelance journalist (oh alright, and as a taxi driver). 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. Generous portions, the food isn't going to win any awards but was acceptable, perhaps a little expensive as some of the ingredients used are towards the lower end of the scale. Change country: -Select- Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Azerbaijan Republic Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Islands Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Republic Gambia Georgia Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Croatia Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts-Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U.

Christopher Nye slips gems into every paragraph, evokes laughter and sudden chuckling, the characters are so real even the rogues are loveable.A brilliant book which follows the author and his rag tag team as they go through the highs and lows of the catering industry. Chris Nye, the author of the memoir and owner of the diner in question perfectly captures the spirit of the town as he depicts the troubles he had in getting his dream project, an American style Diner, from conception to operation in a small Sussex town that didn't yet have a McDonalds. The joys of owning a restaurant, the pleasure of dealing with the public, cooking for people who don't appreciate it .

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