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Burger restaurant in Cliffe

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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:06pm Ronald McD wrote:
I was walking down Cliffe yesterday and a man authoritatively informed his companion that a burger restaurant had taken over the lease of the old pet shop. Was this true and if so who?
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:15pm Country Life wrote:
I hope it's a Wimpy...
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:32pm Deja Vu wrote:
Hope it's McDonalds.
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:35pm Clifford wrote:
That made me look because I thought Wimpy had gone for ever. But it seems there are still 80 in the UK. I used to like their egg and chips.
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:37pm wanderer wrote:
uncle sams maybe
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:43pm Bender wrote:
best part of a wimpy
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 4:53pm The name wrote:
Its "Grubs" the Brighton chain
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 5:17pm Horseman7 wrote:
And their knickerbocker glory Clifford.
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 5:37pm Precis wrote:
In my mispent youth I was partial to an Uncle Sam's chilli burger after a few.
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 6:30pm The Greek wrote:
There's a Wimpy on Terminus Road in Eastbourne.
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 7:11pm aaaaaaa wrote:
2 items
The Greek having seen u _ u r sex on legs !
The words burger / restaurant on the same line, maybe not ?
Seeing the Greek eating at burger _ oh yes xxx
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 7:12pm @precis wrote:
Still a few Uncle Sam's around....Carden Ave (Brighton) Woodingdean, Burgess Hill to name but a few
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 7:29pm Englishman wrote:
The words "burger" and "restaurant" go together about as much as "Mugabe" and "democracy".
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 8:27pm Great Tit wrote:
I hear the pets were sold with the shop. Their menu will feature a special Korean-style burger apparently...
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 8:32pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
My girlfriend looked at the live mice in the pet shop once. As a joke she suggested getting one for the cats to play with. Two very horrified people left the shop and a child nearly cried. It would make a great burger bar.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 12:07am Earl of Lewess wrote:
People mocked Wimpy for their 'Bender in a Bun, but the food always tasted miles better than McDonald's. I'm glad there are still a few branches left.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 9:36am Bender 2 wrote:
Why all the thumbs down ?
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 9:43am @bender 2 wrote:
I’ve often wondered why all the thumbs down. Someone above suggested a few Uncle Sam’s Are still about and they got loads of thumbs down. Anyone care to clarify why?
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 12:29pm BurgerBoy wrote:
Why the thumbs down? Because the Lewes chattering classes don't want burger restaurants and they *certainly* don't want burger restaurants that are part of a chain. That's why there's no MacDonalds...
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 2:44pm Burger Me wrote:
I love a bender
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 4:56pm Le sigh wrote:
The desires of the Lewes chattering classes have sod all to do with why there's no MacDonalds in town, there's literally no legal framework for denying a certain shop opening because people don't like the idea of it.

The reason there's no MacDonalds here is that there's no premises suitable. The profit margin on a MacDonalds burger is miniscule. By the time you've paid wages, bought the food and drink, paid the franchise fee, made the repayment on the loan for the thousands of pounds worth of kit you need to run a MacDonalds and then paid the hilariously high rent and rates in Lewes, you're going to need to sell hundreds and hundreds of burgers a day to break even. The only way to do that is funnel through as many customers as possible so you need a drive-thru and a big car park and easy, visible access to a main road.

There's literally nowhere in Lewes that meets this criteria. The only place you'd even think about putting one is where the Tesco garage or Aldi are and they're not going anywhere any time soon.. It's 100% nothing to do with snobbery and 100% everything to do with the lack of suitable premises.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 5:10pm And in breaking news... wrote:
Pet smart is to close and make way for the new McDonalds drive through!
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 5:13pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Lewes is one of the few traditional towns left, and we do not want or need a hamburger "restaurant". There are already several premises that will serve a burger- as part of a meal, or separately. If you want fast food, there is Efes on School Hill or the vans on the industrial area. Or the three chippies.
We do not need the corporate plastic shopfronts of the chain franchises. Or the banal "have a nice day" compulsory insincere greetings from their staff.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 5:43pm @Sussex Jim wrote:
No Sussex Jim....YOU don't want or need another hamburger restaurant. Others might do but yet again, the vocal minority will win by deciding what everyone else does or doesn't want.
Personally, i don't think we need all the hairdressers, antique shops and coffee shops but they're here.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 8:59pm Me wrote:
@Sussex Jim. I bet you still watch a black and white telly and eat spam in a tank top.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 10:11pm Burger of Calais wrote:
@Sussex Jim is right. There's nothing wrong with burgers - the problem is a charmless chain restaurant from Brighton will be selling them. The town needs local caffs selling good unpretentious food. Oh for the days of Eddie's Café and the Casbah...
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 10:20pm Spelling wrote:
With local spelling.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 10:41pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
Being old, but still in touch, I hear that this premises will be home to a local, handmade kitchen and furniture company - just what the Lewes Smuggeratti will like, but not necessarily a bad thing for all that!
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 2:17am Saynotoburgers wrote:
I believe @Sussex jim is right actually. The economy of Lewes and what attracts it to tourists and Londoners moving home is the charm of an ‘old rural village’. I believe we rely on these antique shops, independent hairdressers, old buildings and features to sustain Lewes as an affluent area. If you start adding more commercial business it takes away the uniqueness of Lewes and it becomes like anywhere else in England. I did have a question for the others... Have you ever considered moving out of Lewes and to a more commercialised area if burger restaraunts are part of your needs?
Does anybody actually know what will be moving in there?
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 5:46am @saynotoburgers wrote:
Have you ever considered moving out of Lewes to a less commercialised area if being a village idiot is what you crave along with your obvious hatred for fast food?
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 11:53am ClarifiedButler wrote:
Yawwwnnnnn
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 4:29pm Captain ovious wrote:
Sussex Jim "we do not want or need a hamburger restaurant", we have one already...
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On 18 Nov 2017 at 8:14am Mrs Greedy wrote:
I so hope it will be an Uncle Sams. Their Blue Cheese Burgers are the Canine’s Gonads
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On 18 Nov 2017 at 8:20am Exactly wrote:
Yes, heff off to Uckfield. You might even be able to afford a flat there.
 
 
On 23 Nov 2017 at 8:35pm Saynotoburger wrote:
I’m able to afford a house on south street thanks. I’ve never actually been to uckfield. I do enjoy fast food and certainly do not hold any distaste for it. I do not want to come out of my house walk 20 metres and there be a chain of McDonald’s or uncle sams or wimpy at the end of it...would anyone want that?


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