Maximum Diner: Making it Big in Uckfield

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Join Christopher Nye on his hilarious journey to become the self-styled Rocco Forte of the Road to Eastbourne... This is a book about a dream. The dream of running a restaurant. In Uckfield, East Sussex. Well, okay, Uckfield didn't actually appear in the dream. 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. So here's the story of how to make it big in small-town Britain. 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. Oh - and how to deal with McDonald's, when they realise they need an outlet in Uckfield after all. Maximum Diner is a tale of all this, served up with the crispiest fries and the strangest milkshakes on the south coast. Read it and laugh aloud. But keep that dream alive. For this might all happen to you.

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Christopher Nye was born and raised in West Sussex. His childhood ambitions were to become a Zulu, and then a diplomat, but thwarted by poor A level grades he settled for a course in hotel and catering management at Leeds Poly. His subsequent career ranged from sculpting celery on a Caribbean cruise ship to running the crepe stand on Brighton pier, before he hit on the plan of bringing his unique Diner cuisine to the people of small town Britain, starting out with Uckfield... Christopher currently lives in Lewes, where he works as a freelance journalist (oh alright, and as a taxi driver).

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Ever thought of opening a small town restaurant? Maximum Diner will make you think again. And howl with laughter... -- Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons It's about eating and it's funny. What more could anyone want? -- Jo Brand It is humorous, light, eventful and endearing as it tells of the dreams and pitfalls of opening an American-style diner in Uckfield. I loved it. -- Sarah Broadhurst * The Bookseller *

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