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On 10 Jan 2008 at 7:31pm Renee Bird wrote:
I heard this morning that McDonalds might be taking over Guidos. Can this possibly be true?
On 10 Jan 2008 at 7:35pm Apple Cart wrote:
At last, a quality restaurant in Lewes!
On 10 Jan 2008 at 7:39pm FA wrote:
There were rumours going round a few years ago that a McD's was going to be built where the bike/car shop is now behind the Volley.
I think there's a place for it...why not and it'll be a damn site cheaper than the 14.99 that Bills is charging for sunday lunch
Bring it on
On 10 Jan 2008 at 7:53pm For The Record wrote:
McDonalds = acid in the back of my throat!
Type "calendriermcdo" into google and see why this disgusting company is not required in Lewes.
On 10 Jan 2008 at 9:51pm cage rattler wrote:
It would be such a shame if a Mc D opened up in Lewes. Lewes is a town of individuality and should remain that way. Also, what does everyone think about all of these Pizza Pasta chain restaurants in Lewes. Wouldn't it be nice to have a different choice of food when considering eating out?
On 11 Jan 2008 at 7:38am FA wrote:
You have every choice of food....kebabs x 2, indian x 5, fish and chips x 2, chinese x 3, italian x 4, Thai x 1 plus a few others. What else do you want ?
If Lewes is a town of individuality, why have we got a WHSmiths, New look, McKays, Dixons, Superdrug etc....all high street chains.
There is a market for McD''s not quite my choice but if people want to eat there, it's up to them.
On 11 Jan 2008 at 8:11am Mark wrote:
KFC would be better than the plastic food servered at McDonalds
On 11 Jan 2008 at 8:47am FA wrote:
As i said Mark....just because you or I don't like the food, it doesn't mean others can't "enjoy" it
On 11 Jan 2008 at 10:59am Taff wrote:
Each to their own choice to buy and eat or not to buy and eat.
Unfortunately none of us will have a choice when it comes to the complimentary legacy that this type of place brings with it............................................................the litter!
On 11 Jan 2008 at 11:08am FA wrote:
Have you walked through Lewes high street on a saturday evening Taff....the amount of crap blowing around and overflowing bins is disgusting....yet no one seems to bat an eyelid at it.
I agree it will bring more litter but it'll be in comparison to the charcoal grill at the top.
On 11 Jan 2008 at 7:37pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
MacDonalds - I do hope not. If the company are researching the viability of one of their vomi parlours in Lewes, I wonder if they have considered sufficient spaces for customers to tie up their staffies?
Mind you, I wouldn't say no to an Uncle Sam's burger!
On 11 Jan 2008 at 11:10pm zola wrote:
I remember years ago there was an Uncle Sams in West Street in Brighton.They were the best...They still have a shop,tucked away in a side street,and still taste good.No to KFC,they're not chicken friendly.After watching Jamie Oliver tonight,I am more put off than ever from buying cheap chicken...Or eating it as fast food.
I'm voting for a Burger King.Aberdeen Angus beef in their burgers.And they taste infinately better than Maccy D's.
On 12 Jan 2008 at 8:57pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Dear Zola,
Good news - there are still several branches of Uncle Sam's relatively nearby.
The one I go to most is located on the parade of shops at Woodingdean. There is another at Hollingdean and one near Eastbourne hospital.
Double chilli with cheese usually does the trick!
On 13 Jan 2008 at 10:28am common man wrote:
i am with you Zola Burger King is best Uncle Sams is not up to much there is one in Eastbourne wont go there again
On 13 Jan 2008 at 5:16pm zola wrote:
I can imagine a takeaway establishment in Lewes would have to go through some rather stringent planning...Is there a way we can find out what is being planned? Be nice if we could have a say in it...I definately do not want Maccy D's.They really do taste awful...
On 13 Jan 2008 at 7:40pm FA wrote:
So just because YOU don't like McD's Zola (and neither do i really), you don't want anyone else to "enjoy" it either.
It's a shame we don't have the same response when another antique shop or hairdressers opens in the town
On 14 Jan 2008 at 9:29am Taff wrote:
The Uncle Sams tucked up the side street near Montpelier place is the original one. All the others came afterward. For those of us old enough to gone there you will remember they used to flame cook the burgers right in front of you. Great they are too.
Its a shame Guidos failed as they offered alternatives to the
other Lewes restaurants. Only ate there the once mind and was not over impressed.
On 14 Jan 2008 at 10:14pm expat wrote:
Yeah Uncle Sams were the best. We have just been unfortunate enough to get a Burger King installed. Yuk! Revolting in my opinion.
On 16 Jan 2008 at 2:50pm Lucia Chiavi wrote:
Let's hope not!
On 17 Jan 2008 at 5:30am SHS wrote:
Have to agree that McDo would not be the End of the World, it would add choice and least in McDo you don't get ripped off, the food's hot, service good & it's child friendly even though not diet-friendly. They might even do a coffee for less than 2. As with Tescos, it might keep people in the town that might otherwise go elsewhere. I feel sorry for the people living at the top of Keere Street though.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 7:44am expat two wrote:
Uncle Sams was pretty good, but I was always a Starburger man.
On 17 Jan 2008 at 1:16pm The Super K wrote:
If they turn Guidos into a Maccy D's it'll give all the parking attendants somewhere to work when we get rid of the parking scheme, ....... Win Win!
On 17 Jan 2008 at 4:49pm catty bitch wrote:
in your dreams The Super K
On 17 Jan 2008 at 9:50pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
MacDonalds IS the end of the world!
On 19 Jan 2008 at 6:48pm sam wrote:
id love it if uncles come to lewes
On 23 Jan 2008 at 2:32pm Not from around here wrote:
I'm not a big fan of McD's myself - but I see no reason to consider restricting other people's choices. If there is no need for a McD in Lewes then it will fail - if on the other hand there are hundreds (or thousands) of people who would like to buy from them (more likely) then it will succeed.
Having said I don't particularly like them I do use them from time to time when I am out working all day as they are convenient - and that is the top and bottom of the argument - convenience.
It would be great if more 'ordinary' people have a fair representation in Lewes with places to eat etc.

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