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Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Like many others I have very fond memories of good food and good times spent at the 'Max' - a trip to the cinema on Saturday afternoon wasn't complete without popping in for a burger or the massive Dime Sundae! 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. Oh ­ and how to deal with McDonalds, when they suddenly realise they need an outlet in Uckfield after all. A brilliant book which follows the author and his rag tag team as they go through the highs and lows of the catering industry.

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.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.

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. 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. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published. 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! 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.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This is not the Ritz, its more, it serves quality food and a warm atmosphere, don`t expect candles and tableclothes, just expect good food and a warm welcome. Meet the staff: ‘That’s a lovely shirt I love that shirt it goes very nicely with your trousers do you want to swap, what do you want to eat by the way do you want coffee yeah nice coffee? Christopher Nye slips gems into every paragraph, evokes laughter and sudden chuckling, the characters are so real even the rogues are loveable.

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