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Has Anyone Been To Little Chef Since The Changes?

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Just Interested To Know What It's Like After That Show 'Big Chef Takes On Little Chef'
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Just Interested To Know What It's Like After That Show 'Big Chef Takes On Little Chef'
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#1
No, but i would be interested to know as well, Anybody?
#2
I think they have only changed the Popham Little Chef (just off the M3 on the A303), if it proves successful they will change the whole lot I guess, the Little Chef website lists a different menu only at the Popham Little Chef anyway.
#3
I watched with great interest as I do love Little Chef but the MD has made me very worried.
He came over to be a sly "blue sky thinking" idiot! What has he got to hide? All the questions the Chef was asking were above board, so why so shy?

I did like the new look to the place and being not that far from, I'll be checking it out next week.
As long as I can have my fried potato's then I'll happy.
#4
Yes We went to one on the way back from Aviemore a few weeks ago. It was great. I had beef stew - it was really nice. My daughter had a Chicken burger & said it was the best chicken burger ever. Boyfriend had gammon steak which he said was nice too.

This was before we saw big chef little chef but was definatley the new menu. No musical toilets tho - maybe it'll take a while to refurbish them all!
#5
lawe
I watched with great interest as I do love Little Chef but the MD has made me very worried.
He came over to be a sly "blue sky thinking" idiot! What has he got to hide? All the questions the Chef was asking were above board, so why so shy?

I did like the new look to the place and being not that far from, I'll be checking it out next week.
As long as I can have my fried potato's then I'll happy.


I would think with the current economic gubbins he didn't want to reveal that the restaurants are probably in trouble. That is why they would have agreed to this as it gets people talking about Little Chef.
#6
angelfins
I had beef stew - it was really nice. My daughter had a Chicken burger & said it was the best chicken burger ever. Boyfriend had gammon steak which he said was nice too.



Were these off Hestons menu do you know or the other new menu that they were going to roll out before his that he got all het up about?
#7
Ungreat
I would think with the current economic gubbins he didn't want to reveal that the restaurants are probably in trouble. That is why they would have agreed to this as it gets people talking about Little Chef.

its common knowledge that they're in trouble. they went through last year wasn't it? the business model just isn't working anymore which is why they brought in the "big chef" in the first place. but having watched the show i would share his thoughts on "peglar's" wnans from the program. it was clear from watching it that little chef have no intention whatsoever of using the same model throughout the chain. its obvious that once the trial is over that they'll take the same menu, reduce the quality of the ingredients and pass this off as the new "big chef" menu and won't bother to refurb the restaurants either
#8
wolf359
its obvious that once the trial is over that they'll take the same menu, reduce the quality of the ingredients and pass this off as the new "big chef" menu


That'll be interesting as they had it on tape him promising that they wouldn't do that. I agree that it probably will though, sure they will get round it somehow.
#9
I caught a part of one episode when the long term LC employee was trying to make Hestons chefs understand that alot of LC's customers are expecting fast filling food (truckers and stuff) and don't want to wait. Proper chefs were a bit arsy from the offset towards LC from what I saw..
banned#10
the MD of little chef.. dont trusat him what so ever.. he is Mr Greasy.. cant see the wood for the trees.. getting someone like HB to sort out the shoddy menues would be a major coup for a tired brand like little chef .. I for one hope it fails due to the short sightedness of the MD
#11
hellfire
That'll be interesting as they had it on tape him promising that they wouldn't do that. I agree that it probably will though, sure they will get round it somehow.
from what i remember the MD was very clever in his phrasing i think he said something along the lines of they had "no intention" of doing that. if thats so he can say that financial pressures meant they had to lower costs but that they loved the new menu and ingredient costs were the only way to do that, and because he never actually said they wouldn't do it then they'd be fine.
#12
wolf359
from what i remember the MD was very clever in his phrasing i think he said something along the lines of they had "no intention" of doing that.


He also said that he wouldn't change anything without consulting Heston. I assume in the contract somewhere there is a clause saying that they can do what they want with the menu once it's handed over. Can't see a big company being tied in to something they don't want.
#13
true, but how far would you trust that guy :) he came across as greasier than a little chef breakfast ;)
#14
wolf359
true, but how far would you trust that guy :) he came across as greasier than a little chef breakfast ;)


Trust isn't a word I would put anywhere near him. The programe must have damaged his standing in the company.....I would hope anyway

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