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Mcdonalds in Lewes

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On 19 Jul 2015 at 10:18am Ron wrote:
Does anyone know why we don't have a Mcdonalds in Lewes when there is one in every other town around and two in Uckfield. Most people I know would use it so it can't be the company not wanting to come here so I would guess someone has blocked the move.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 10:20am Hamburglar wrote:
I blocked it Hahahahaha
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 11:14am fat bloke wrote:
Too many snobs who are up their own a*$es in Lewes. It's not in keeping with the local archtecture or with the upper class standards some of the people want. Ditto poundland or any other cheap shop.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 11:29am trooper wrote:
@ Ron. One of the main reasons is that there is no property available that offers the amount of floor space these companies need to meet their financial returns. This applies particularly to the High Street where nearly all of their customer base come from. I am neither for or against I only offer a professional assessment. I agree there will be other factors.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 11:39am Pete Manyata wrote:
I'd rather eat cardboard
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 11:49am No Thanks wrote:
Bait taken - McDonalds is a deeply unhealthy, vile & toxic place that serves up sh1t in the name of food. This is blatantly obvious & completely baffles me as to why anyone would think otherwise!
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 12:17pm Clifford wrote:
I'm all in favour of a branch opening as it means people like Fat Bloke will die off even quicker as they stuff themselves silly with the kind of junk McDonalds dish out.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 12:25pm Moaning myrtle wrote:
The fast food chains are too down market for the DFL's!
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 12:30pm fat bloke wrote:
Personally, i never touch the $h1t myself. However, why shouldn't other people be able to have a McD's if they want.
If everyone hated McD's, they would've gone bust yonks ago.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 1:00pm Paul Newman wrote:
When I munch a burger and think of all those fat cattle chomping their way across the rain forests of South America it tatses even better, but personally I prefer KFC.
Why oh why oh why can we not have the Colonel in town ?
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 1:16pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
It wouldn't do much for the town centre, but I wouldn't care if there was one near Aldi. We have other chains and Costa isn't any more classy or ethical, whatever it pretends to be - still sells overpriced drinks and fatty food, served by underpaid staff. All their stuff looks as pre-packaged as McD's.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 1:38pm Hamish wrote:
I don't think the odd burger now and again ever did anyone any harm and there was a prime position in the former ESCC building that got turned into a wine shop. I would rather have a Mcdonalds than a giant outlet selling a legalised drug! But then I am sure my views although accurate will be seen as mad.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 7:14pm Drofilc wrote:
Welcome back Clifford , I notice the rest has not made you any more of a pleasant human being , so dam rude , with no content to your post ,
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 7:48pm Lewes wrote:
So glad lewes doesn't have that crap.
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 8:28pm the kronic wrote:
Why "Lewes" Some people may like it. You don't have to go there. It's like living with the Nazi party on here sometimes FFS
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On 19 Jul 2015 at 9:17pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Don't worry everyone, we won't be getting a MacDonalds franchise, or a chain store of any repute, because what they rely on is footfall and turnover. And that means 10s of 1,000s a DAY and not a few crusty old moany customers. The pavements need to be crammed with people, preferably with money and MORE importantly clutching full carrier bags and actually shopping. See Churchill Square in Brighton if you're unsure what that really looks like. For instance NEXT has more customers inside that store than there are people in Lewes High Street on an average day. Please get real.
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 6:24am Stringseller wrote:
Well said OM it's the death rattle of Lewes as a Useful Town
 
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 8:03am Townie wrote:
Mcdonalds in Newhaven is in a car park OM. Not a high street for miles.
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 8:29am Memo wrote:
I love having an occasional McD's. Would hate for one to come to Lewes
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 12:21pm Old Bloke wrote:
Full of food snobs
And no I don't eat Macdonalds don't like it
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 4:43pm lewes resident wrote:
personally I would prefer Burger King, and yes wish we could have a pound shop too. let's get rid of the silly shops like wickle and have real shops for real people.
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 5:40pm Food snob wrote:
Food snobs?
You mean people who actually think about what they eat rather than mindlessly shovelling crap into their bodies?
Freedom of choice is yours. Why not have a cigarette too, and really give your body a hard time.
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 6:23pm Historian wrote:
Lewes resident, you're clearly living in the wrong town !!
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 6:25pm Paul wrote:
Kfc and even McDonald's prefer to open drive thrus now - so one of the industrial estates most likely. However like we lack footfall we probably lack carfall as well - especially with ones in Uckfield and Newhaven only 10 mins drive away.
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 8:27pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Food Snob
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 8:29pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Food Snob - read your own post - I rest my case
@Historian - strikes me you're a different sort of snob
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 10:34pm lewes resident wrote:
Historian I lived in Lewes way before shops like Wickle sprung up , I love Lewes it's just the people in it.!!
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On 20 Jul 2015 at 10:57pm foodsnob wrote:
OB: at least some of us can spell and punctuate McDonald's.
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 12:01am Belladonna wrote:
Like most towns Lewes is evolving and changing - fast. It's not big enough to sustain a huge amount chains - you can go to larger towns for those. And premises for rent are generally small - hence the more boutique / independent type shops. I doubt whether McDonalds or pound land would find the type of premises they want and you're already well served for them locally anyway in Brighton etc. of course you could always start your own pound shop or burger van if you think demand would be so good....
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 12:23pm stevied wrote:
@lewes resident - quite right, why should I put up with being told what I can and can't eat just because the town that I've lived in for 53 years is increasingly inhabited by self-righteous food Nazis?
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 2:23pm Taff wrote:
Noisy exhausts for motorcycles outlet would be nice.
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 2:25pm Unsurprised wrote:
Stevied. No one is literally telling you what to eat , are they? The reason why 'food Nazi's' exist is that there are food trends, and some people get on that bandwagon while they wait for the next one. Businesses open up and exploit these changes, but no one is making you go to them. There are loads of traditional non-nazi places to get food in this area, more than there ever used to be 50 years ago. There were zero McDonald's in the old days, and if places shut, it is because they...well....shut. Often because there aren't enough customers, retirement, are rubbish, or just aren't good businesses. Poncy food places are no different, and in 10 years it will be all change, but I bet we will still have some good pubs, a kebab shop, a cafe, some fish and chip shops, a Thai, and Indian, and a Chinese. All in this small town. With a development on North St we may even get some chain fast food places. This is a non problem.
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On 21 Jul 2015 at 6:35pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There are at least 2 places you can get a take-away burger in Lewes, three if the place that used to be the Casbah does them.
That seems perfectly sufficient for the size of the town, imo.
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On 22 Jul 2015 at 12:43pm Auntie Aviator wrote:
FFS, no-one's stopping McDonalds from coming here. They aren't coming because (a) they don't think there's the demand/right catchment and/or (b) there's not the right premises. Lewes has got pretty good places to eat for all budgets, so I wouldn't get too het up about it.
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On 22 Jul 2015 at 5:42pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Maccy is one of my guilty pleasures. So I hope they don't open up here. It would be bad for my moral character


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