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By chevvron
#1662523
Until about 4 years ago, there were 2 BKs in Woking; the one embedded deep in the shopping centre closed then and about a year ago, the second more accessible one closed too leaving the town with none.
So I went to Camberley to do some shopping thinking I'd grab a BK there.
Nope; their one has gone too with a notice on the window saying the next nearest are Farnborough and Bracknell.
Yeah I know there's McDonalds in both towns but I find their burgers tasteless compared to BK.
So what's happening? Closing down but not moving elsewhere in the town seems to me like they've got money problems.
#1662529
They're a franchised network - so not sure we'll see an overnight 'going bust' of the whole chain as such, albeit I believe one of the sub-franchisees with ~ 40 stores went bust in 2017 (don't know if that's related to your local closures). The master UK franchisee was acquired by Bridgepoint in early 2018, with a promise of new stores and better incentives for sub-franchisees to invest in the network at the time.
As I understand it, the 'lower end' takeaways have been struggling - partially squeezed by a difficulty recruiting/retaining staff, and partially as coffee shops present a more lucrative opportunity for franchisees in many locations.
#1662536
Not all bad news then . :thumright:

Just need to get rid of KFC and 'Mackie Ds' ...[ and a few others ] . :thumright: :thumright:

If all the fat people have nowhere to refuel , then perhaps there is hope that we'll get back to being a nation of people with normal blood pressure , normal sugar-levels , less strokes , less heart attacks and all these other 'strange maladies' that have crept in over the last few generations.

I will leave it to the medical professionals on here to expand upon the further advantages of this good news .
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By JoeC
#1662542
Chris Martyr wrote:Not all bad news then . :thumright:

Just need to get rid of KFC and 'Mackie Ds' ...[ and a few others ] . :thumright: :thumright:

If all the fat people have nowhere to refuel , then perhaps there is hope that we'll get back to being a nation of people with normal blood pressure , normal sugar-levels , less strokes , less heart attacks and all these other 'strange maladies' that have crept in over the last few generations.

I will leave it to the medical professionals on here to expand upon the further advantages of this good news .


The bigger problem might be that supermarket food is becoming more and more processed. The pre-made meal (even vegetables!) aisles have quadrupled in size over the last few years. So even those not frequenting fast food chains are buying highly processed fast food in supermarkets.
#1662545
Chris Martyr wrote:Not all bad news then . :thumright:

Just need to get rid of KFC and 'Mackie Ds' ...[ and a few others ] . :thumright: :thumright:

If all the fat people have nowhere to refuel , then perhaps there is hope that we'll get back to being a nation of people with normal blood pressure , normal sugar-levels , less strokes , less heart attacks and all these other 'strange maladies' that have crept in over the last few generations.

I will leave it to the medical professionals on here to expand upon the further advantages of this good news .

I vaguely recall a which report from a couple of years ago found that found that a cheese burger and fries was healthier than most popular posh sandwiches, or a jacket potato with 2 tons of mayo on it. Whilst there are healthier options than both - I think there's a certain stereotype of 'if it looks posh, it's healthier', and Mc'Ds was far from the top of the league table of unhealthy lunches.
#1662587
I had an 18 calorie salad, a zero calorie and zero sugar drink and a 389 calorie 9 chicken nuggets at McDonalds yesterday for lunch.
The blandest petrol station/takeaway sandwiches boast of being under 400 calories, a tasty one closer to 550.
I don’t think McDonalds is as unhealthy as it’s portrayed.
Being a diabetic and over 50, I have regular blood tests. This type of eating doesn’t seem to be detrimental to a wide panel of indicators tested and it seems to provide a reasonable balance of veg, protein, carb and almost no sugar at all.
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#1662592
Am i the only person on here that does not care one iota about calories, sugar, fat, salt etc? I cant say i even try to eat a balanced diet, but by happenchance i reckon i probably do have a roughly balanced diet purely because i dont fancy eating the same thing every single day and i like my food to taste of something...

As far as Mcdonalds goes...why get a uniform burger there when you can get a so much better tasting one (with real chips) at many other establishments without the screaming kids...???

Regards, SD..
#1662597
Bill McCarthy wrote:Johns - you’ll be telling us next that you haven’t been in a supermarket either.


A what?

JohnM


:D
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#1662599
JoeC wrote:The bigger problem might be that supermarket food is becoming more and more processed. The pre-made meal (even vegetables!) aisles have quadrupled in size over the last few years. So even those not frequenting fast food chains are buying highly processed fast food in supermarkets.


I have recently started to take an interest in salt content and nearly everything that is pre-prepared or ready to eat is jam packed with salt, even cakes, biscuits, jam and bread. :shock: