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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He now lives in Brighton, where he works as a freelance journalist (well, okay, as a mini-cab driver). People will always be people, helping each other out and finding satisfaction in the small day to day routines that make sense of a life. 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 currently lives in Lewes, where he works as a freelance journalist (oh alright, and as a taxi driver). 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.

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. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. Abandoning his early ambitions to become, first, a Zulu warrior and, second, a diplomat, he settled for a course in catering at Leeds Poly. From opening the restaurant through to food inspectors, competition from McDonald's and doing daft things for promotion, this is a great read.

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.

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. I spent the first 23 years of my life living in Uckfield and its surrounds and the Maximum Diner was the best thing that happened to the town in all the time I lived there! 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.Thoroughly enjoyed reading Christopher Nyes memoirs of battling on the front line of catering, with only a spatula and a wonky home made griddle (and the occasional unexpected act of god) by his side. The joys of owning a restaurant, the pleasure of dealing with the public, cooking for people who don't appreciate it . Christopher is the younger brother of Simon Nye, creator of the hit comedy series, 'Men Behaving Badly.



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