On 1 Sep 2012 at 9:52pm harryup wrote:
a friend of mind in the council have just info me that k.f.c are moving into Clinton cards old shop .She did not known the date yet . Iwill do my best to fined out more
On 2 Sep 2012 at 9:07am Sussex Jim wrote:
I had one of their "meals" once, when I had to find my own dinner. It was certainly not value for money,and about as tasty as a pint of Carling.
What next- a Muckdonalds? We already have two kebab shops and two chippies in the town, all providing chicken and chips. Plus five Chinese takeaways.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 9:57am Rods_Tiger wrote:
Nooooooo !! especiallly right in the centre of town, it'll ruin the precinct / Cliffe.
Mind you, I can't see it failing so demand must be there.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 10:11am Southover Queen wrote:
They'd have to get change of use for the premises (A1 to A5 presumably) which would mean that we could object to the planning application. I don't think getting change of use is necessarily a foregone conclusion by any means, even with this council.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 11:28am Honest council wrote:
From what I've heard, a few quid in the right back pocket and you could build a theme park in the grange.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 2:08pm Petitepois wrote:
Yum! i love KFC!! One happy punter already
On 2 Sep 2012 at 2:44pm townie wrote:
I can fully understand people not liking McD's or KFC food but there are many people who like the food and want to see the eateries in the town. We have 30 hair cutting establishments and god knows how many antique shops but no one complains.
I honestly can't wait for all these twee independants to go bust and then maybe we can have something worth visiting the town for
On 2 Sep 2012 at 3:17pm Sue wrote:
Well at least all the chavs outside Costa in the morning wont have far to go for lunch.
Maybe he council will then be forced to employ at least another road sweeper with all the extra rubbish these establishments bring with them. The precinct looks dirty at the best of times.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 3:43pm Hello Trevor wrote:
KFC would be a disaster, but let's face it, unless you want 'grilled seabream with a pressed tagliatelle cake' with little change out of £20 Lewes does not have that much to offer. Give me somewhere that does double egg chips and beans and a mug of tea for a fiver and I'll be there. Correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm sure you will) but apart from the Casbah Cafe at the top end of town there is nothing else around? Keep the multi-nationals out but let's have something more affordable.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 3:55pm SOM (15A) wrote:
I was only a matter of time ......
On 2 Sep 2012 at 4:41pm old Cynic wrote:
Townie who in their right mind is going to come to Lewes for the KFC?? Local pigeon fanciers must be worried!
On 2 Sep 2012 at 5:18pm fulham ok wrote:
YOu lot r juzt poncey We r new muve to lewez from Hasting coz of biggr house .The council an r kidz luv poundland an maccy'z So we of thingz 2 do in Town now an not forign food like wez not under stand it Right
R babs 1st meal out waz to maccyz and they av toyz an all An our gran ad her 40ht their too
On 2 Sep 2012 at 5:53pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Hello Trevor, you could get your double egg, etc or something very similar for less than a fiver in Weatherspoon's. Now if they opened a branch in Lewes it would shake up the catering industry; particularly certain pubs that overcharge for their beer.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 7:55pm Dave wrote:
How much should a pint of Kronenburg be in a pub?
On 2 Sep 2012 at 9:24pm Neil wrote:
SQ, why would you object to the Planning Application?
On 2 Sep 2012 at 9:38pm Realist wrote:
Because she is that type, Neil. You know, perhaps a bit precious, maybe even a bit up herself at times. Possibly wants to keep Lewes 'all special', like. Dare I suggest hates the idea of a local entrepreneur taking out a KFC franchise to work damn hard and try and build a good future for themselves and any family they may have.
Perhaps some folks object to KFC as they force their customers to drop litter when they never have before in their lives.
I think some people would prefer the entire precinct to be boarded up, rather than accept that times change, and that some global brands do actually appeal to the mass public.
Or, as she will doubtless soon tell us, I've got it all wrong...
On 2 Sep 2012 at 9:41pm Cluck cluck wrote:
Spot on realist
On 2 Sep 2012 at 10:06pm Southover Queen wrote:
I really couldn't give a stuff, Neil and Realist and I won't be objecting as it doesn't affect me. I'm merely pointing out that rather than whinging on a message board you actually have democratic recourse if you don't like the idea of a KFC down in the precinct.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 10:17pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Indeed Realist, well put. SQ is one of those people who hates those that don't share her views, rather like the political left she adores. Sitting in twee Southover, she can't imagine why someone would want to eat at such a place, and thus it must be stopped. Perhaps if an organic tofu outlet run by a workers co operative (multiracial of course) was in the offing I'm sure it would get her support.
On 2 Sep 2012 at 10:31pm Southover Queen wrote:
How dare you ascribe such thoughts to me? I don't hate anyone or anything, except perhaps ignorance and bigotry.
(Oh, and tofu.)
On 2 Sep 2012 at 10:48pm GhostBike wrote:
KFC has been losing UK market share for some time, Realist -- as have many other big multinational brands (see McDonalds). The mass public may still like them, but they appear to be going off them at a rate of knots.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 7:38am Neil wrote:
SQ, I only asked because you said, and I quote "They'd have to get change of use for the premises (A1 to A5 presumably) which would mean that we could object to the planning application". Note the word "we".
On 3 Sep 2012 at 8:29am Southover Queen wrote:
You're right. I could have used "you" (probably should have really): I was just trying to convey the notion of "us" as a group being able to do something rather than snipe on this forum. Change of use is by no means a foregone conclusion and a KFC would have quite an impact so objections would carry some weight.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 8:48am MACCY PIRATE wrote:
YRAGH! I"ve recently become a McDs fan.
They have free wifi and you don't have to eat their tripe. The fatties are helping my phone bill!
On 3 Sep 2012 at 9:48am Castle Gate wrote:
It's the same for Cafe Nero, and other businesses that use "The Cloud" Wi-Fi in our town. Register yourself and, if you don't mind the thought of someone snooping into your work (hint: use HTTPS and systems such as Skype) you save on your mobile bill.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 10:43am Clifford wrote:
What's so wrong about the idea of a 'workers' co-operative' Tooth Fairy?
On 3 Sep 2012 at 1:07pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Although I won't be going there myself, I have no objection to a KFC somewhere in the town but I wish they wouldn't slap it in the middle of the nicest shopping area. On the other hand, I can't wait to see the conjunction of Farmer's Market and KFC.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 1:10pm doh ! wrote:
Do you all honestly believe that harryups first post is real ???? Think he has managed to wind everyone up , no one is that bad at putting a sentence together , too many spelling mistakes etc .......troll lol
On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:06pm Sussex Jim wrote:
From discussion in the office this morning it seems that most customers drive to a KFC; so the obvious place for it would be on the industrial estate.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:11pm Tim wrote:
I don't think there is any mileage in the KFC rumour. Their website shows they are seeking premises in Brighton and Haywards but nothing in Lewes. I had heard that someone was looking at the premises with view to opening an eat in Pie Shop. Not sure if this a chain or a "one off". I seem to remember something similar on the Apprentice last year.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:55pm the_blob wrote:
Something new in Lewes? NO! MAWR ARTISAN BREAD CAFES, CHARITY SHOPS, "ANTIQUES" DEALERS, WOMEN'S BOUTIQUES AND HAIRDRESSERS PLEASE!
On 3 Sep 2012 at 4:09pm Colin wrote:
How many chickens do you think one KFC"restaurant" get through in one day? Now times that by 365.
Thats a whole load of chickens and thats just one"restaurant", where do they come from? How many do Tesco etc sell in a day...
So how many chickens are in the food chain at anyone time?
Makes you think....
On 3 Sep 2012 at 6:40pm Pete wrote:
Got to say cliffe looking shabby very quickly - clintons, Julian graves and s&s - let's see how quickly they fill with anyone!!!
On 3 Sep 2012 at 7:09pm Not Clife wrote:
None of those shops are in Cliffe!
On 3 Sep 2012 at 8:37pm not posh not poor wrote:
food in lewes is terrible.
the chippies don't cook fish to order.
the pubs are ridiculously overpriced with very little actual culinary finesse (i'm sure your meat is locally sourced but if you're going to charge me 15 quid for it, do something more imaginitive than fry it or put it in pastry).
the kebab shops are extremely expensive compared to the national kebaby sort of price and size of portion.
the italian chains are exactly as they are everywhere else, dull and in need of a voucher to be anywhere near a decent prospect.
the fry ups at bills, real food and casbah are all way too dear for the quality and ambience they respectively serve.
the indian restaurants are ok but again charging a 'lewes tax', particularly on booze.
all the chinese food is generic and does a job, albeit without any wit or skill.
so why not a kfc? or a wetherspoons?
somewhere that sells affordable food at a decent price.
of course, nobody wants a kfc every day, but it's a nice pay day treat and i'm sure, facing the dearth of decent working class eateries in town, would do a decent trade.
if not, it will cease to trade.
am now off to lie down.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 8:58pm TDA wrote:
Pay day treat? Blimey.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 10:55pm the old mayor wrote:
Maybe you lot need a nice Ann Summers shop to release all that pent up emotions and frustrations, the Old Mayoress swears by them - I concur !!