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Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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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. His career ricocheted between managing one of a chain of fast-food restaurants to selling pizzas on Brighton pier before he hit on the plan of bringing his own brand of Diner fare to the people of small town Britain, starting out with Uckfield where he set up Maximum Diner.

If we are feeling lazy we would pop into Maxim, for an evening meal, and once again the menu and quality are excellent.Also in our Breakfast menu is Maximum Buster, which is 2 sausages, 2 bacon, fried slice, tomato, 2 eggs, chips and beans, or our Veggie Breakfast, including 2 eggs, 2 veggie sausage, 2 hash browns, mushrooms, tomato, chips, beans and fried slice! 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. But for Chris Nye it was the perfect choice: a small town, but not too small; a town with a rising, young population that was literally crying out for an American-style Diner; a town without a McDonalds. Chris Nye, the author of the memoir and owner of the diner in question perfectly captures the spirit of the town as he depicts the troubles he had in getting his dream project, an American style Diner, from conception to operation in a small Sussex town that didn't yet have a McDonalds. It's pretty rough round the edges and doesn't seem much different to how it was 20 odd years ago - still the odd American flag around and booth seating.

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! and I'll have to remind myself to read it again if I ever think opening a restaurant is a sure fire way to make money. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Chris Nye gets plenty of fun out of the deeply ordinary and is particularly good on the drink-fuelled undercurrent of malevolent violence which is rarely far below the surface in English country towns. We are a family friendly takeaway which specialises in a large variety of Pizza, Breakfast, delicious Charcoal Grills and Turkish cuisine, including tasty Doner and Chicken Kebab, Shish Kebabs and Kofte Kebabs, Combination Kebabs, a range of burgers, chicken nugget, Hash and Kids Meals.Change country: -Select- Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Azerbaijan Republic Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Islands Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Republic Gambia Georgia Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Croatia Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts-Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U. Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab . 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!

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. After watching far too many episodes of Diners, Drive throughs and Dives, I have always fancied having a diner.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 I remember rightly, I think at one point he expresses an admiration for Bill Bryson - and you can feel his influence in this book.

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