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#1 Fri 20 Feb 09 12:32pm

Mykael

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Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

Is the credit crunch, or as it is now know a recession, stopping you from eating out as much?
I was just wondering how many small businesses, like restaurants, are going to survive all this and what, if anything, we can do about it?

what I mean is; if we all have less money yet the price of food is going up how can restaurants put their prices down so that we go there more?

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#2 Fri 20 Feb 09 12:39pm

Captain C

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

Mykael, I went to Pizza hut last night, wasnt planned, but a on the spot decision.

There are 3 within 10 mins of where I am living.

Went to the 1st and they didnt have a table for 8 of us, went to the 2nd and this time they didnt have any salad or any veg !

We decided we were too hungry to go any further, so sat down.

It then turned out they didnt have any ciabbata for the garlic bread, no ice cream, well the list goes on and on. It was either meat feast or plain pizza.

The young girl serving said that they hadnt had any deliveries, could it be that they cant afford to ? She said that she wouldnt be surprised if she didnt have a job by the end of the week. I havent heard that they are in trouble.

Even so, there were plenty of people in there for a Thursday evening.

Bill was £65 for 7 of us, no desserts or alcoholic drinks.

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#3 Fri 20 Feb 09 1:21pm

Mykael

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

now see if they go under due to 'lack of custom' isn't that their fault for not having the choice of their menu?

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#4 Fri 20 Feb 09 1:24pm

Captain C

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

I thought they were all being re-branded as Pasta Hut, but still havent seen one thats changed ?

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#5 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:06pm

Mykael

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

good point that was mouths ago they said that... maybe they don't have the money to do it now?

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#6 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:38pm

Kye

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

A question for you two Gentlemen...lunch time what do you do, what do you eat and how much does it cost you? Do you have lunch vouchers or not?

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#7 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:41pm

Captain C

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

normally I have a packed lunch (sandwich,crips, fruit, choccy bar) or I make some toast.

We have a small kitchen and I sit out there most days for 15 mins.

no vouchers  roll

there isnt anywhere to walk to, or to get any food, sometimes I drive to town for a nose about.

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#8 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:47pm

Kye

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

thats not very exciting, not even a small allowance towards lunch costs either neutral

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#9 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:47pm

Mykael

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

I work at a big college we don't have lunch vouchers and the student Canteen is over priced and rubbish, we do have a restaurant were all the food is made by out catering student which isnít bad at all but is shut when there are no student (like this week which is half term) so mostly I donít do lunch at all I have a few cigarettes and a coffee or tea but thatís about it

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#10 Fri 20 Feb 09 2:48pm

Mykael

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Re: Restaurants? when was the last time you went to one?

"small allowance towards lunch" ??
I am going to take it from that that you do not live in the UK I don't know of anyone who gets that from there work here

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