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By fast food we are not talking about your imported homogenised rubbish. We are talking fish and chips, kebabs and other takeaways that will properly sate the late night hunger borne from a good night in the pub - or simply a meal when you can't be bothered to cook.

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• J. Arnold
9, West Rd, Lancaster LA1 5PG
Tel: 01524 64523
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• Baileys Fish & Chips
18, Scotforth Rd, Lancaster LA1 4ST
Tel: 01524 846808
Richard from Whickam Bishops, Essex (March 2007): Best fish & chips on the planet, at the very least, maybe in the cosmos. Cleanest shop and most friendly staff. I cannot say any more than that.
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• Barley Cop Chippy
Barley Cop Lane, Skerton (opposite the Co-op)
Great fish and chips
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• Beaumont Street Fish & Chips
10, Beaumont St Lancaster LA1 2JE
Tel: 01524 69816
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• Bowerham Chippy
2, Coulston Rd, Lancaster LA1 3AE
Tel: 01524 61230
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• Brendan's Chippy
10, Ridge Square, Lancaster LA1 3HR
Tel: 01524 383537
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• A.D Clegg
14, Sycamore Rd Brookhouse, Lancaster LA2 9PB
Tel: 01524 770592
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• Cornish Bakery
53 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1XF
Tel: 01524 841888
John Freeman (February 2012): Best pasties in Lancaster and friendly service. Proper pasties, too - none of the rubbish other shops turn out. Small cafe in the back

Hodgsons Chippy
96, Prospect St, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 3BH
Tel: 01524 67763
Award-winning chippy!
Max Johnson
(September 2012): Nipped in for haddock, chips and peas at lunchtime last week for the first time in three years, and was delighted to find that they're still the best. Wish they were closer to Heysham.
karin Jones (May 2008): Just amazing. I have been conducting a love affair with this chip shop for neigh-on ten years. When I lived abroad, my first meal on returning was always Hodgson's. When we have family visit from abroad and take them there they rave about it. The chips are perfectly cooked, the fish is fresh and the mushy peas are an entirely earthly green (as opposed to the luminous space variety you get at other chippies). My husband does complain about the lack of chicken and spring rolls but I suppose that in order to do things as well as they do, they have to specialise. Long live Hodgson's, a Lancaster tradition!
James Seddon (Jan 2007): Week in week out this place delivers, it's clean, the staff are efficient and friendly and the F&Cs are excellent, everything is so fresh. This is a must do for lovers of our greatest national dish.
Saffron Warde-Jones (Dec 2006): Having recently moved to Lancaster, Hodgson’s Chippy saved my life in the early weeks; when surrounded by removal boxes and unable to cook at my new house, I still had to find good value meals for me and my 3 young children! This chip shop thoroughly deserves its awards and its enduring popularity is evidenced by the queues that form. The staff are highly organised and the resultant quality of the food is well worth the wait. Although I can now cook at home, I shall continue to drive across the city centre to Hodgson’s when I feel the need for a day off.
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• Joe and Jackie's Chippy
3, Owen Rd, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 2AW
Open 11.30 - 1.15, 8.30 - 11.45 Mon, Tues, Weds, Thu, Sat; Fridays also open 4.45 - 6.00pm. Closed Sundays
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• Millstone Chippy
1, Alexandra Rd, Lancaster, LA1 2DS
Tel: 01524 01524 845 246
"Fried by Colin, served by Sue, our fish and chips are good for you."
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Stephen (April 2011): Excellent chippy, clean, modern and the owners are always friendly. My 3 sons and I drive from Morecambe every Tuesday tea time as a treat and with a wide range of freshly cooked chips, fish, sausage and other goodies, there's always plenty of great food and large portions to feed growing people.

M & E's Fish Bar & Restaurant
22, Main St Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7HL
Tel: 015242 61317
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• Molyneaux Fish & Chips
37, Moorgate, Lancaster LA1 3PY
Tel: 01524 66757
Open: Tues - Fri 5.30 - 7.30 and lunchtime too.
Often on holiday but good chips tho', and they wrap them in proper newspaper...
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• Razzmatazz Fast Food
57, Scotforth Rd., Lancaster LA1 4SA
Tel: 01524 64158
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24 King St, Lancaster LA1 1JY
Tel: 10524 64943
Open 11.30am - midnight.
Fish & Chips and Indian.

• Woodhouse's
20, Church St, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 1NP
Tel: 01524 32339
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Atkinsons Christie Park Fish & Chips
255, Lancaster Rd, Morecambe LA4 5TJ
Tel: 01524 411632
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Atkinsons Fish & Chip Restaurant
16, Albert Rd, Morecambe LA4 4HB
Tel: 01524 410860
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Mr G Scally (Feb 2008): Best chippy in town. Fresh, good value for money. Clean with good service.
Alexander M Waddington
(August 2007): I am from Kendal and I visited Atkinson's for fish and chips and was very impressed by the quality of the food and the service. I would definitely go again.

Euston Rd Fisheries
135, Euston Rd, Morecambe LA4 5LF
Tel: 01524 418165
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8 Nelson St, Morecambe LA4 5EF
Tel: 01524 421099
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Torrisholme Fisheries
363 Lancaster Rd, Morecambe LA4 6LZ
Tel: 01524 413855
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Sue (Jan 2011): The best fish and chips around and I have tried quite a few. Also they are a Chinese take away which is fantastic too. The staff are very pleasant and on occasions throw in a few extras too. You have to try the food. Until you do you don't know what you have been missing.


Packet Bridge Fish & Chip Shop
30 Main Rd, Bolton-le-Sands.
Tel: 01524 822791
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Tarnbrook Chippy
2 Tarnbrook Road, Kingsway Estate, Heysham, LA3 2EJ
Tel: 01524 852211
Tue/Wed 11.30 – 1.30, 4.30 – 7.30
Thu/Fri 11.30 - 1.30 4.30 - 8ish
Saturday 11.30 - 1.30 Closed Sat eve
Sun/Mon Closed
This shop has only opened just recently after been closed for many years. It has been completely refurbished with all new state of the art equipment. The new owners previously had the Packet Bridge Fish & Chip Shop in Bolton le Sands, for ten years, before coming down to Heysham. Look out for the great coloured wall mural by local artist Chas Jacobs which covers one entire wall!
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• China City
4, Langdale Place, Lancaster LA1 3NS
Tel: 01524 64981
Open: Mon, Weds, Thu 4.30 - 11.30pm; Fri, Sat 4.30 - 12 midnight; Sun 4.30 - 11.30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Delivery service available for orders of £8 or over, charge of 80p within three mile radius.
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Fired Wok
98, Prospect St., Lancaster LA1 3BH
Tel: 01524 36000
Open: Mon - Sat 5.00 - 10.30pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays. Delivery service available
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The Golden Dragon
11 George Street, Lancaster LA1 1XQ Tel. 01524 33100 Fax 01524 845200
Open every evening 6.00pm - 12.00am Sun - Thur
6.00pm - 12.10 amd Fri and Sat Last orders 15 mins before closing
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Sinclair Rowlands
(September 2008): I used to love this restaurant until I got a takeaway and found loads of long matted black hairs in my food!!! I took the food back and was given a refund but found the staff very rude and it took them ages to decide whether I was going to get a refund or not!!!! I will not be eating there ever again and would not recommend any one else to either!

• Happy Chop Suey House
50, King St, Lancaster LA1 1RE
Tel: 01524 69654
Sam Hebblethwaite
(Feb 2007): What can I say? The Special fired rice and curry sauce has been consistently good for over 15 years! I like my fried rice to remain whitish, not turn into a brown mulch. There's loads of meat and the green peas add just the right amount of sweetness. I like my Chinese curry to be green not reddish brown out of a tin. Wish they did deliveries!
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• Hong Kong Takeaway
48, Owen Rd, Lancaster LA1 2BN
Tel: 01524 844985
Open: Mon, Weds, Thurs 12 noon - 2.00pm, 4.30 - 11.00pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 4.30 - 11.30pm
Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan Chinese.
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• Jasmine Gardens Chinese Take Away
2, Newsham Rd., Bowerham Lancaster LA1 4DG
Tel: 01524 63516
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• Paradise Take Away

45, Ullswater Rd, Lancaster LA1 3PS
Tel: 01524 66228
Wendy Hoban (Dec 2006): Paradise is fast and delicious, always polite on the phone and the food although not outstanding is one of the best chinese meals in Lancaster.. our family would definately recommend!
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• Shengs
9, Oxcliffe Road, Heysham
Tel: 01524 851717
Opne Mon - Sun 5.00 - 11.00pm (closed Tuesdays)
Telephone orders welcome, delivery service
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Ian Dean (July 2007): Food is standard but overpriced.

• West Lake Chinese Takeaway
132, Greaves Rd, Lancaster LA1 4UW
Tel: 01524 34820
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• Wing-Ho

2, Green St., Lancaster LA1 1DZ
Tel: 01524 64657
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• Wok 'n' Roll
Noel Road, Skerton, Lancaster
Tel: 01524 65122
Open: Sun - Thu 4.30 - 10.00pm (closed all day Tuesdays); Fri, Sat 4.30 - 10.30pm
Open bank holidays. Telephone orders welcome.
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• The Woo Ping

16-18, Lower Church St., Lancaster LA1 1NP
Tel: 01524 64713
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China Chef

16 Pedder St, Morecambe. LA4 5DZ
Tel: 01524 833555.
Free evening home delivery for orders over £10 or £1 if within 4 miles
Chinese food to eat in or take away.
Mon - Thurs: 12-2pm, 5-11.30pm
Fri - Sun: 12-2pm, 5pm-12.30am
Suns + Bank Hols: 5-11.30pm
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Ian Dean (July 2007): Having had a menu posted through my letterbox from China Chef, I fancied a change from my local six chinese takeaways. I ordered beef in tomatoes + egg
fried rice. The beef and tomatoes tasted more like fat, it was very salty and there were more tomatoes than beef. The egg fried rice was about the best thing. The spare ribs were overcooked and seem to have been burnt by this
overcooking, they were also pretty dry, even though they were in barbecue sauce.
Max Johnson (December 2006) writes: Not great, but the food is edible. It seems to be the best of an appallingly awful bunch of local Chinese takeaways.

Max's Chinese Takeaway
382 Heysham Road, Morecambe, LA3 2BJ
Tel: 01524 852288
Sunday - Thursday & Bank Holidays 5pm - 11:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 12am. Closed on Tuesdays.
Max Johnson (July 2009): Further to my previous comments, Max's, sadly, has recently gone downhill and I no longer recommend it. Fortunately, the oriental food store next door to Mung Mee in Lancaster sells most of the things you need to cook your own Chinese food (yum), but obviously most people (including me) don't want to do that after a session in the pub.
Max Johnson (no relation! October 2007): Having despaired of finding any edible Chinese food in Morecambe unless I make it myself, Max's came as a very pleasant surprise when it opened a few months ago. It's not big city Chinatown, but it's really good! The food actually tastes like it should with distinct and assertive flavours, the meat and vegetables seem fresh, it seems well made, it's not loaded with salt or sugar and best of all it's consistently good. My experience is that deliveries turn up within half an hour. I've started using Max's once a week, but only ever on Wednesdays and Thursdays so can't vouch for other nights!
Prices are average, e.g. (Salt & Pepper Ribs £4.10; Duck with Plum Sauce £4.60). £1.00 extra for deliveries under £10 or over 4 mile radius.
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• Ali Baba Kebab & Pizza Takeaway
31a, North Rd, Lancaster LA1 1NS
Tel: 01524 382032
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• Star Kebab House
91, Penny St., Lancaster LA1 1XN
Tel: 01524 847474
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8, Damside St, Lancaster LA1 1PB
Tel: 01524 844844 / 844444
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Suheima Khoda (April 2008): Me and my family have been ordering from here for over a year. Great food, always on time, and best of all the customer service is excellent. I would definitely reccommend. Price is good too!! I have lived in Lancaster all my life and this is the best Indian food I have tasted.

• Habib Balti House & Pizza Palace
2, Winchester Avenue, Lancaster LA1 4HX
Tel: 01524 848466
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• Iky's Pizza & Balti House
135, St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NL
Tel: 01524 34432
Curries (until 11.30pm) tel: 01524 34432
Pizzas, burgers + kebabs tel: 01524 69156
Open: 7 days a week, 5pm - late.
Phone for free home delivery with orders over £10, £1 for orders under £10, in Lancaster area.
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Imran's Restaurant & Takeaway
18 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JY
Tel: 01524 66010
Punjabi home cooking. Open 12-2.30pm & 6-11pm.
Phone for home delivery.
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Abban Hussein (Feb 2008): Have been there to Imranz, It's unbeatable price in the town without any compromise with the standard of food. Really good Indian village ambience. Absolutely hooked on to it, by far the best place for students and budget eaters as well as those who cannot live without Punjabi food.
Steven Edelman (Jan 2008): The buffet comes with everything needed for a top curry evening, a top place to eat with good quality and very, very low prices.  
Neil Foxlee (Dec 2007): Imran's is serving reasonable Punjabi food at a very reasonable price (£4 for evening buffet!). Also very cheap take-away. (NB All-you-can-eat buffet is now £5 and still outstanding value!)

32 Parliament Street, Lancaster, LA1 1DQ
Tel: 01524 388 222
Open Mon - Sunday 5pm - 11.30pm
Closed Tuesday
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• Nice 'n Spicy

Lower Church Street, Lancaster
Wendy Hoban (Dec 2006): Long delivery times and the food is sometimes cool when delivered, tasty though!
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Niche Indian Delights
6 Lower Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NP
Tel: 01524 68060
"We probably offers the finest and most authentic Indian food in Lancaster. Our chef makes different traditional blends of herbs and spices for each dish to give your curry an authentic delicious taste. Eat in our Church Street restaurant, collect or let us deliver." See website for menu and special deals.
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Saffron Warde-Jones (April 2008): I have used this restaurant twice and the food has been excellent. The first time, the food was late and only lukewarm when it arrived, but apparently they were a driver down. When I discussed this with the owner he was most apologetic, made reparation, and even came himself, the second time, with my order! Notwithstanding teething problems (they are a new enterprise), the food was sublime on both occasions (and on time and hot the second time!). The Chicken Patiya and Garlic Chilli Chicken were perfectly spiced, the sag bhaji and tarka dal also measured up well. The chapatti was a little dry, but the stuffed paratha excellent – considerably better dough and more well stuffed than those from other Indian restaurants I’ve tried in Lancaster. They also offer student discount – hooray! The owner comes from a family of chefs, his father is a well-known wedding chef, and is very personable and helpful. I usually chuck unsolicited leaflets straight in the recycling, but was seduced by the appearance of the menu, which was printed on quality paper. I’m glad to say that my speculative orders reaped dividends! I requested some extra copies of the menu, which I now intend to circulate amongst friends, should they have recycled theirs without further reflection!


• Latin Quarter

21, Ladies Walk Ind Est, Caton Rd, Lancaster LA1 3NX
Tel: 01524 841188
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• Pizzetta Republic
75, North Rd., Lancaster LA 1LU
Tel: 01524 33332
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• Pizzetta Republic
60, Penny St., Lancaster LA1 1XF
Tel: 01524 844800
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• The Starvin' Marvin
19, Brock St., Lancaster LA1 1UR
Tel: 01524 32520
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Love Lunch
59 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JG.
Tel: 01524 849413
Love Lunch is a family owned sandwich shop. We provide a relaxing yet modern environment for you to enjoy our large range of hot and cold food. We sell delicious home made cakes and the popular Atkinson’s Coffee. (Our Marsbar cake is our best seller!) In addition we cater for local business events and have a wide range of popular platters from only £4.50 per head. We hope you will come to see us soon!
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• Millie's Kitchen
82, Penny St., Lancaster LA1 1XN
Tel: 01524 844880
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6, Sir Simons Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1JL
Tel: 01524 849333
Open: Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 3.00pm
Lancaster's original specialist sandwich shop offers you a wide selection of fine hot and cold take away lunchtime food. Outside catering for all occasion with selection of sandwich platters and cold buffet menu.
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Colin Rafferty (May 2008): Last year I bought a turkey and bacon sandwich from here. It was on a small baguette with a slab of turkey and strips of crispy bacon, loads of fresh, crisp salad, was served with a smile and mayo, and didn't cost the earth.
That is why I bought the place.
I hope we are still doing the same.
Please let us know.
Colin Rafferty (Not Victor Kyam!)

18 Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1NP
Tel. 01524 841488
Open 11am - 6pm Mon - Sat.
12 - 4pm Sunday
Specialising in healthy homemade fast food - Soups, Salads, Smoothies and more.
Eat in or Takeaway
Vegans and Vegetarians well catered for.
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With the huge variety of chip shops, pizza places and kebab joints above we're frankly amazed anyone would want to eat in the same kind of bland, over-priced eaterie offered by the following global conglomerates. But if you really, really must...

• Kentucky Fried Chicken

King Street, Lancaster
Andy Tomlinson (June 2008) Could not agree more with previous review - too many things wrong to go into detail even.
Maggie Horton (Jan 2008): Several years ago, KFC Lancaster used to be great. Sadly, standards have fallen and I fully agree with Dawn Southern's review - the staff need to have a good wash and management need to pull their socks up. As the quality of food and service dropped I decided only to visit the store for food when absolutely necessary. On every single occasion my order has been incorrect and the food has been cold and bedraggled. This is especially galling as the service is so slow with queues snaking through the store and out of the front door. Serving times of 20 minutes plus seem to be the norm and on one occasion I had to wait for 45 minutes! The restaurant area never appears to look clean so I dread to think how things are behind the counter, etc! I get the impression that health and safety may not be the highest priority for management as I have heard many stories of illness following visits to this store - normally involving popcorn chicken for some strange reason!
I am writing this review now as KFC Lancaster has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. I had high hopes that things had improved with a fresh new start. Unfortunately, this is not the case - the queueing system is still ill-conceived and the restaurant is still a mess. My husband and I queued for 30 minutes for our food last night only for it to be cold. Consequently, we have both been ill overnight and my husband is unable to work today! Lancaster Council and Health & Safety will be receiving a phone call.
Dawn Southern (October 2007): I have eaten here a few times and each time I say never again but I do soooooooooo love KFC. The staff are terrible, look like they need a good scrub down, attitude problems, and so disorganised.
They do not listen to orders properly and fairly often get them wrong. I do not know how many times I have got food home (down the rd) and found it is the wrong order and ended up having to go back with it - and get sarcastic chatback from them like "would you like to check it now b4 you go.." grrrrrrrrrr. The manageress wants to change the lot of staff or get herself new job as she cannot control them.
Dawn wrote again: Since sending in this report I have yet again like a fool gone up to KFC Lancaster and each member of staff looked like they needed a good scrub. The place was filthy and I will never go in it again.
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• McDonald's Restaurants
10-14, Cheapside, Lancaster LA1 1LZ
Quite apart from its dubious contribution to the world, this particular McDonalds is one of the slowest-serving eateries in Lancaster. Avoid it if for no other reason.
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Ian Dean (July 2007): Well if you've come in for fast food walk back out the door, its slow.. the food's always cold, the burgers are always soggy and I'm afraid this McDonalds
outlet has put me off their products for life.

Here are a few sites with reasons NOT to eat at McDonalds:
McDonald's spends over $2 billion a year broadcasting their glossy image to the world. This is a small space for alternatives to be heard.

Workers Resistance Against McDonalds

McDonalds Workers Resistance
A loose network controlled by McDonalds workers encouraging McWorkers around the world to set up resistance groups at their stores, and through the network work together for higher wages, better conditions and a greater degree of control over their working lives.
Tel: 01524 66190

• Subway

Lower Church Street, Lancaster
This company allegedly has the most lawsuits from franchises in the world, while only being the second largest company behind McDonalds.
Charlie Bluglass (August 2007): Apart from being a faceless corporate chain, the product itself is let down by dry tasteless bread and processed cheese. Would it hurt to have real cheese? Oh wait a minute, that would slow down the industrialised production-line sandwich assembly........
Go over the road to Soupanova and support a local independent that has both identity and taste.
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The Case against Subway


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