The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Mafro » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:23 am

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Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I always used to think I didn't like Pizza Express but then I went a few times over the couple of years and the pizza was really good.

Obviously I'd be losing GRcade points if I didn't clarify that any local gooseberry fool hole Bob's Pizza of Nowhere is a hundred times better, because no one's heard of it, so err yeah, there you go, but that aside it is a shame, particularly for the newly-unemployed people.

I know you're just being arsey, but do you live in a large city? I very rarely go to any of these chain places when I'm in the city centre because all the indie places are genuinely better.

When I'm in Liverpool city centre and I want a pizza, I go to Rudy's:

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The most expensive pizza on the menu is less than £9. Their flour and tomatoes are shipped in from Italy, as is their oven.

Why on earth would I go to Pizza Express over Rudy's? Except it isn't just Rudy's. Every metropolis will have its own equivalent turning out better food than the chain equivalent for less money.

The cheese :(

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Cuttooth » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:31 pm

Three sites? This indie restaurant is verging dangerously close to chain business. :capnscotty:

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:45 pm

Gareth Southgate wouldn't eat that artisan gooseberry fool. He'd have a grand pan margherita. Because he's a legend.

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by Tomous » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:46 pm

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by <]:^D » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:56 pm

Lex-Man wrote:There's a pretty good pizza place in St Albans called Nonno although I do like Pizza Express. I think part of the problem for the large chains is that there has been huge growth in really good indie or micro chains.

i get my Nonnos from the other of the 3 - theyre very nice!

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by gaminglegend » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 pm

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/07/go-outdoors-creditors-to-recoup-just-1p-per-1-deloitte-says/

I still can’t believe what they did was legal. 1p per £1 to people like landlords and such in debt owed. It’s madness.

The same company owns them

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:14 pm

gaminglegend wrote:https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/07/go-outdoors-creditors-to-recoup-just-1p-per-1-deloitte-says/

I still can’t believe what they did was legal. 1p per £1 to people like landlords and such in debt owed. It’s madness.

The same company owns them


more like Go strawberry float yourself amirite

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lex-Man » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:02 pm

Presumably it's 1p in the £1 or nothing.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Carlos » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:06 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I always used to think I didn't like Pizza Express but then I went a few times over the couple of years and the pizza was really good.

Obviously I'd be losing GRcade points if I didn't clarify that any local gooseberry fool hole Bob's Pizza of Nowhere is a hundred times better, because no one's heard of it, so err yeah, there you go, but that aside it is a shame, particularly for the newly-unemployed people.


I always thought for maximum GRcade points you had to mention you ordered a Papa John's last weekend.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:35 am

Carlos wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I always used to think I didn't like Pizza Express but then I went a few times over the couple of years and the pizza was really good.

Obviously I'd be losing GRcade points if I didn't clarify that any local gooseberry fool hole Bob's Pizza of Nowhere is a hundred times better, because no one's heard of it, so err yeah, there you go, but that aside it is a shame, particularly for the newly-unemployed people.


I always thought for maximum GRcade points you had to mention you ordered a Papa John's last weekend.

I can go even better than that:

I've eaten out in restaurants/bars four times since lockdown eased. Two independents, two chains.

The best experience was... BrewDog 8-) GRcade's bogeyman of the moment. Temple of Seitan burger with cauliflower wings on the side and a few pints of ale to wash it down.

I love BrewDog :slol:

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:19 am

Brewdog has a mandatory beard policy.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Winckle » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:49 am

I quite like brewdog as well, the buffalo wings are great with some beer. Though I think each branch has its own menu, when I visited the Glasgow one the menu was totally different to Liverpool and Manchester.

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by Lex-Man » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:01 am

I don't get the hate for Brew dog their beer is better than the average and their bar normally have better indie stuff. Never eaten they're food but it seems alright.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:08 am

The problem isn't with Brewdog, it's with their shitty marketing practices. The pubs are actually really good! :shifty:

I drink in the one in Glasgow's Merchant City from time to time before or after Celtic games.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:09 am

I like to go in there and ask for a Bud Light (King of Beers).

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by Zilnad » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 am

I like their non-alcoholic beer, very tasty.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Moggy » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:52 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Brewdog has a mandatory beard policy.


That's not true. You can get away with just a perfectly sculpted moustache.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Tomous » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 am

Zilnad wrote:I like their non-alcoholic beer, very tasty.



The Bud-Light?

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by Zilnad » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:40 pm

Tomous wrote:
Zilnad wrote:I like their non-alcoholic beer, very tasty.



The Bud-Light?


I think it's called "punk" something or other.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:26 pm

Their use of the word punk is central to their annoyance.

Brew Dog are about as punk as Cliff Richard

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